892 ft / 272 m
| Kagoshima, Japan|
Japan Air Commuter
| Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (airfield)
Kagoshima Airport Building Co., Ltd. (terminal)|
822 Mizobechofumoto, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture 899-6404, Japan
Tropical Transport Service C, Kokubu Station, オリックスレンタカー鹿児島空, Kagoshi Station, Kagoshi
Kagoshima Airport (鹿児島空港, Kagoshima Kūkō) (IATA: KOJ, ICAO: RJFK) is an airport located in Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, 29.6 km (18.4 mi) northeast of Kagoshima-Chūō Station in Kagoshima City. It is the second-busiest airport in Kyushu after Fukuoka Airport.
Japan Air Commuter, a regional affiliate of Japan Airlines, has its headquarters at the airport.
Kagoshima Airport Wikipedia
The airport opened in 1972, replacing a former Imperial Japanese Navy airfield in the Kamoike area near the city center, which had served as the city's main airport since 1957. The site of the former airport was re-developed as a "new town" with office buildings and high-density housing projects, and is now the site of the Kagoshima Prefecture government office, among other buildings.
The airport's runway had an initial length of 2,500 m, which was extended to 3,000 m in 1980. An international terminal opened in 1982 and a cargo terminal opened in 1987.
Air Niugini, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines and Nauru Airlines provided international service to Kagoshima from the 1970s to the 1980s, and JAL operated a route to Singapore via Hong Kong and Bangkok during the 1980s. Kagoshima served as the destination of the final scheduled NAMC YS-11 flight in 2006.
Kagoshima's domestic terminal has nine gates. ANA and JAL both operate lounges in the terminal. The international terminal has a single gate.