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Kōchi Ryōma Airport
高知龍馬空港
IATA: KCZ – ICAO: RJOK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Kochi Airport
Location Nankoku, Kōchi, Japan
Elevation AMSL 29 ft / 9 m
Coordinates 33°32′46″N 133°40′10″E / 33.54611°N 133.66944°E / 33.54611; 133.66944 (Kōchi Ryōma Airport)Coordinates: 33°32′46″N 133°40′10″E / 33.54611°N 133.66944°E / 33.54611; 133.66944 (Kōchi Ryōma Airport)
Website www.kochiap.co.jp
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Asphalt concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan

Kōchi Ryōma Airport (高知龍馬空港) (IATA: KCZ, ICAO: RJOK), also known as Kōchi Airport (高知空港), is a regional airport in Nankoku, a city in Kōchi Prefecture of Japan. It is located on the southeastern coast, 7 NM (13 km; 8.1 mi) east of the city of Kōchi.

The 120 ha (297 acres) airport has a single runway handling small to medium size aircraft. The 10,900 m (117,327 sq ft) two story terminal building is located to the north side of the runway. The arrivals level is on the first floor and departures on the second. There are 14 retail stores in the small terminal building. There is an observation deck on the third floor of the building. Transportation from the airport is by car, taxi or bus.

History

Kochi Airport was originally built in 1944 as Kochi Airfield of the Japanese Imperial Navy and from 1945 to 1952 the airport was under command of US forces. The airfield became a civilian airport in 1952 and first flights started operating in 1954.

The runway was expanded in 1960 and 1980 and later to 2,500 metres (8,202 ft) to handle larger aircraft.

In November 2003 it the became the first airport to Japan to be named after a person: Bakumatsu period leader Sakamoto Ryōma.

Facts

  • 2,400,000 passengers annually (1,932,000 in 2000)
  • 6,850 long tons (6,960 t) of cargo annually (2000)
  • 13,500 landings annually (2000)
  • 3 gates handling 37 aircraft

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
All Nippon Airways Osaka-Itami, Tokyo-Haneda
Japan Airlines Fukuoka, Nagoya-Komaki, Tokyo-Haneda

Incidents and accidents


All Nippon Airways Flight 1603 plane makes a belly landing at Kochi Airport on 13 March, 2007 after the front landing gear fails to deploy.
All Nippon Airways Flight 1603 plane makes a belly landing at Kochi Airport on 13 March, 2007 after the front landing gear fails to deploy.

13 March 2007, All Nippon Airways Flight 1603, bound from Osaka to Kōchi, landed safely at the Kochi Airport after the front wheel of the plane failed to deploy. As a result, ANA's fleet of thirteen Bombardier DHC-8 aircraft were grounded for emergency inspections.



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General Info
Country Japan
ICAO ID RJOK
Time UTC+9
Latitude 33.546111
33° 32' 46.00" N
Longitude 133.669444
133° 40' 10.00" E
Elevation 42 feet
13 meters
Magnetic Variation 006° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group Shikoku I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR 118.75
261.2
126.2
DEP 124.8
261.2
125.0
ATIS 126.45
APP 125.0
261.2
124.8


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
14/32 8203 x 148 feet
2500 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 063FBXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME KRE KOCHI 084X 113.7 At Field -
NDB KR KOCHI - 399 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A, without icing inhibitor.


Remarks
FUEL (NC-80, 100, A1)
LGT PAPI Rwy 14 MEHT 84', Rwy 32 MEHT 66'. TDZL Rwy 32. Thld lgt Rwy 14-32.
MISC Rwy grooved.
OPR HOURS Opr 2230-1130Z.



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