Ishigaki Airport



Airport Profile

Ishigaki Airport was built in 1943 as a Naval Airport by the imperial Japanese Army.
Private airlines began operating from the airport in June 1956. The runway and apron were upgraded to accommodate YS11 aircraft, which began operating from the airport in June 1968.
The airport was then expanded in fiscal year 1972 to comply with the Aviation law and construction of a 1,500m runway was completed in May 1975. The runway and air security facilities were improved in accordance with passenger demand for larger aircraft, and the airport resumed service as a tentative jet airport in May 1979.
Local consensus has since been reached for the construction of a new airport with a 2,000m-long runway.
The airport was abolished in March 7th. 2013.

Specifics of the Airport

Item Description
Classification Local airport
Administration Government of Okinawa prefecture
Location Ishigaki-Sity,Okinawa Prefecture
Reference point 24020'41"N , 124011'13"E
Elevation 26.2m
Site area 457.849m2
Runway strip length:920m width:60m , Class D
Runway length:1,500m width:45m N42009'07"
Taxiway length:297m width:23m
Apron 22,038m2 , 5berths for small-sized jets and 1berths for STOLaircraft
Lighting facilities ABN,PAPI,REDL,RWYTIL,RCLL,TEDL,WDIL,etc.
Aeronautical aid facilities VOR/DME
Servicehours 08:00through21:00(13hours)



History

1943/ 6@ Constructed as a navy airfield by the prewar Japanese Navy.
1956/ 6/16 Operation of civil aviation commenced.
1972/11/14 Notice for current status report on the airfield was issued.(runway 1,500m)
1973/ 1/25 Permission for the establishment of Ishigaki Airport was issued.(runway 1,500m, body of establishment:Government of Okinawa Prefecture)
1973/ 2/27 Appointed as Third class airport by the Cabinet Ordinance
1973/ 5/10 Commercial services commenced (runway 1,500m)
1978/ 7/ 1 Appliccation for facilities alteration was granted.(runway strength 18.3tons)
1979/ 5/15 Commercial services commenced (runway strength 18.3tons)
1990/ 8/ 9 Appliccation for facilities alteration was granted(construction and width enlargement of taxiways and aprons)
1991/ 3/ 7 Commercial services commenced. (construction and width enlargement of taxiways and aprons)
2005/12/19 Permission for the establishment of Sin-Ishigaki Airport was issued.(runway 2,000m, body of establishment:Government of Okinawa Prefecture)
2008/ 6/18 Appointed as Local airport by the Cabinet Ordinance
2013/ 3/ 7 abolished

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[Local airport]
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Kitadaito Airport | Minamidaito Airport | Miyako Airport | Simojijima Airport
Tarama Airport | Isigaki Airport | Hateruma Airport | Yonaguni Airport