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Amakusa Airport



Amakusa Airfield
天草飛行場
Amakusa Airfield
Amakusa Airfield terminal building
IATA: AXJ – ICAO: RJDA
Amakusa Airfield
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Kumamoto Prefecture government
Serves Amakusa
Elevation AMSL 340 ft / 104 m
Coordinates 32°28′56″N 130°09′32″E / 32.48222°N 130.15889°E / 32.48222; 130.15889 (Amakusa Airfield)Coordinates: 32°28′56″N 130°09′32″E / 32.48222°N 130.15889°E / 32.48222; 130.15889 (Amakusa Airfield)
Website pref.kumamoto.jp
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 1,000 3,281 Asphalt concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan

Amakusa Airfield (天草飛行場) is an airport located 2.3 NM (4.3 km; 2.6 mi) northwest of Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan, on the Amakusa Islands (IATA: AXJ, ICAO: RJDA). Locals often referred to the airfield as Amakusa Airport. It is located on the northern side of the Amakusa Islands, north east of Amakusa city. Only one airline, Amakusa Airlines, uses this airfield.

History

Amakusa Airfield
DHC-8 of Amakusa Airlines taxiing at Amakusa Airfield

On September 6, 1982, the governor of Kumamoto Prefecture announced plans for a small airport during a regular press conference. On December 26, 1990, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport approved the construction of the airfield. Construction began in 1992. The first plane that landed at this airport was a DHC-8 of Amakusa Airlines on November 19, 1999. The airfield was opened for public use on March 23, 2000.

In the spring of 2000, it had round trips between Amakusa Islands and Kumamoto twice a day. Starting from December 1, 2005, the operating time was extended from (8:00 am ~ 7:00 pm) to (7:40 am ~ 8:30 pm). It now has three round trips between Amakusa Airfield and Fukuoka Airport and one round trip between Amakusa Airfield and Kumamoto Airport (also one round trip between Kumamoto Airport and Kobe Airport) per day while using the same aircraft (aircraft registration number JA81AM). Since this airfield is served only by Amakusa Airlines and this airline only has one aircraft, the DHC-8 (pictured on the right) is the only aircraft that uses this airfield.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Amakusa Airlines Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kobe(via Kumamoto)

Airport communications

  • Air / Ground (130.775 MHz)


Runway information

Landings are made using VOR/DME approach on runway 13/31. The airport has a single runway, 13/31, which is 1,000 × 30 m (3,281 × 98 ft) and is constructed of asphalt concrete. The lighting systems on runway 13/31 are High Intensity Runway Lights, Runway End Identification Lights, and Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI).

Airport facilities

  • 1st Floor
    • Information Office
    • Departure
    • Arrival Lobby
    • Amakusa Airlines Headquarters
    • Washrooms
    • Breast-feeding room
    • Tourist Information
    • Shop
    • Taxi bus
  • 2nd Floor
    • Observation deck
    • Administration Office

Time zone

  • UTC+9 Japan Standard Time

Ground transport

All ground transport is located on the first floor.

Bus

Kyushu Sanko Bus (九州産交バス) operate bus routes from airport to Amakusa city.

Road

The airport is connected by Kumamoto Prefecture Amakusa Highway No.334 and Itsuwa Road No.47.

Amakusa Airfield

Amakusa Airfield
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Amakusa Airfield

Amakusa Airfield
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Amakusa Airfield

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Amakusa Airfield

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General Info
Country Japan
ICAO ID RJDA
Time UTC+9
Latitude 32.482503
32° 28' 57.01" N
Longitude 130.158869
130° 09' 31.93" E
Elevation 340 feet
104 meters
Magnetic Variation 006° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group Amakusa I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
AMASKA FS 130.775
Communications Remarks  
A/G For arpt info only.


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
13/31 3281 x 99 feet
1000 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 009FCXT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME AKE AMAKUSA 081Y 113.45 At Field -


Remarks
CAUTION Rwy grooved.
LGT PAPI Rwy 13-31 MEHT 21'. Thld lgt Rwy 13-31.
OPR HOURS Opr 2240-1130Z.



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