Iejima Airport

Airport Profile

Aguni Island is an environmentally rich island Ie-jima Airport, which has a 1,500m-long runway, was constructed as one of the projects of the Okinawa Ocean Exposition, which was held in July 1975, and began service on the 20th of July 1975. All Nippon Airways and Southwest Airlines operated YS11 aircraft during the Exposition, but they ceased operations when the Exposition came to a close. Southwest Airlines began operating DHC-6 aircraft in place of the YS11 aircraft after the 24th of July 1976. The airport ceased regular operations on February 1977 due to restrictions arising from operating within U.S. Military training airspace and a reduction in number of passengers. Charter operations, however, began in October 1994.

Specifics of the Airport

Item Description
Classification Local airport
Administration Government of Okinawa prefecture
Location Kunigami-gun,le-son,Okinawa Prefecture
Reference point 26043'21"N , 127047'13"E
Elevation 72.5m
Site area 358.356m2
Runway strip length:1620m width:150m , Class éc
Runway length:1500m width:45m N38052'00"
Taxiway length:75m width:18m
Apron 7700m2 , 2berths for propeller-taype
Lighting facilities -
Aeronautical aid facilities -
Servicehours Saturday 12:15through16:45(4.5hours)
Sunday 09:15through16:45(7.5hours)


1973/11/17 Permission for the establishment of Iejima Airport was granted.(runway 1,500m, body of establishment: Government of Okinawa Prefecture)
1974/ 2/ 8 Appointed as Third class airport by the Cabinet Ordinance.
1975/ 7/20 Commercial services commenced.(runway 1,500m)
1977/ 2/ 5 Operation of regular flights was suspended.
2008/ 6/18 Appointed as Local airport by the Cabinet Ordinance.



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