Gwangju Airport

Gwangju Airport
광주공항
光州空港
Gwangju Gonghang
Kwangju Konghang

IATA: KWJ
ICAO: RKJJ

Summary

Airport type
Military/Public

Operator
Korea Airports Coorporation, Republic of Korea Airforce

Location
Gwangsan District, Gwangju, South Korea

Elevation AMSL
39 ft / 12 m

Coordinates
35°07′35″N 126°48′32″E / 35.12639°N 126.80889°E / 35.12639; 126.80889Coordinates: 35°07′35″N 126°48′32″E / 35.12639°N 126.80889°E / 35.12639; 126.80889

Website
gwangju.airport.co.kr/doc/gwangju/index.jsp

Map

KWJ

Location of airport in South Korea

Runways

Direction
Length
Surface

m
ft

04R/22L
2,835
9,300
Concrete

04L/22R
2,835
9,300
Concrete

Statistics (2007)

Aircraft movements
12,700

Passengers
1,539,187

Sources: World Aero Data[1]
Korea Airports Corporation[2]

Gwangju Airport (Hangul: 광주공항, Hanja: 光州空港, Revised Romanization of Korean: Gwangju Gonghang, McCune-Reischauer: Kwangju Konghang) (IATA: KWJ, ICAO: RKJJ) is an airport in the city of Gwangju, South Korea and is managed by the Korea Airports Corporation. In 2014, 1,470,096 passengers used the airport. This airport is planned to close when Muan International Airport becomes more established.

Contents

1 Airlines and destinations
2 History
3 Location
4 Ground transportation

4.1 Metro

4.1.1 Bus

5 Parking lot
6 See also
7 References
8 External links

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines
Destinations

Asiana Airlines
Jeju, Seoul-Gimpo

T’way Airlines
Jeju

History[edit]
The airport was established in November 1948. It saw its first commercial flight in 1950. At the time, however, it was not located in Gwangju but in neighboring Jangseong, on a military training facility. The airport moved to its present location in Sinchon-dong, Gwangsan-gu, in 1964. It was taken over by the Korea Airports Corporation in 1990. The current airport terminal was built in 1994, at which time the old terminal was repurposed as a Cargo terminal.
Location[edit]
Situated 11 km west of downtown Gwangju, Gwangju International Airport has two terminals for passenger and cargo, a runway, taxi stops, and parking lot accommodating about 820 vehicles.
Ground transportation[edit]
Metro[edit]

Airport Station of Gwangju Metro Line 1 :

Line: Pyeongdong – Songjeongri(KTX Station) – Airport – Sangmu – Nongseong – Geumnamro4ga – Nokdong
Bus[edit]

No. Songjeong 97 : Airport
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