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Matsuyama Airport

Matsuyama Airport

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Matsuyama k?k?
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorMinistry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ServesMatsuyama
Elevation AMSL13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates33°49?38?N 132°41?59?E / 33.82722°N 132.69972°E / 33.82722; 132.69972Coordinates: 33°49?38?N 132°41?59?E / 33.82722°N 132.69972°E / 33.82722; 132.69972
Websitewww.matsuyama-airport.co.jp
Map
RJOM is located in Ehime Prefecture
RJOM
RJOM
Location in Ehime Prefecture
RJOM is located in Japan
RJOM
RJOM
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Asphalt concrete
Statistics (2015)
Passengers2,863,239
Cargo (metric tonnes)7,696
Aircraft movement30,987
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Matsuyama Airport (?, Matsuyama k?k?) (IATA: MYJ, ICAO: RJOM) is an airport located 3 NM (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) west southwest[2] of Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan.

History

The airport opened as an Imperial Japanese Navy airfield in 1941. At the end of the war it served as the base for the 353th Fighter Squadron which defended against B-29s' raid. The airport then became under the administration of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force and became a country-administered civil airport in 1952. During the Korean War, the airport was used by the US and British Military. It was the first airport in Shikoku to see jet service following a runway extension project in 1972.[3]

An office park named "Biz Port" opened near the airport in 2003 to attract technology businesses, but is scheduled to close on 1 April 2015.[4]

In 2013, the government of Ehime Prefecture and local business organizations announced that they would begin subsidizing the airport's international routes to Shanghai and Seoul, which had seen load factors of less than 50% in June 2013.[5]

Accidents and incidents

  • On 13 November 1966, All Nippon Airways Flight 533 crashed in the Iyo Sea, causing all 50 deaths. On this occasion, airport authorities start planning a runway extension project and installation of aeronautical navigation systems including ILS.
  • On 26 October 2013, a small propeller aircraft inbound from Kikai Airport crash-landed on the runway at around 6:30 p.m., forcing a temporary closure of the airport.[6]

Airlines and destinations

Statistics

Statistics for Matsuyama Airport[7]
Year Total Passengers
2000 2,674,045
2001 2,666,972
2002 2,736,346
2003 2,633,410
2004 2,640,578
2005 2,693,188
2006 2,750,092
2007 2,662,611
2008 2,536,739
2009 2,362,688

References

  1. ^ "Matsuyama Airport" (PDF). Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ AIS Japan Archived 17 May 2016 at the Portuguese Web Archive
  3. ^ "" (in Japanese). ?. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "VB15?3? ". (in Japanese). 5 July 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "? ?". (in Japanese). 26 August 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "? ". ? (in Japanese). 27 October 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ Matsuyama Airport Archived 12 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine

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