Kitadaito Airport

Airport Profile

Kita Daito Airport was built for the purpose of emergency landings in April 1971. Construction was funded by USCAR (United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islandfs Aid). The coral paved runway was converted to an 800m-long asphalt emulsion runway in June 1978.
DHC-6 aircraft operated between Naha and Kita Daito, although they were frequently cancelled due to frequent bad weather and wind conditions. The airport was consequently upgraded to accommodate larger flights in October 1997.

Specifics of the Airport

Item Description
Classification Local airport
Administration Government of Okinawa prefecture
Location Shimajiri-gun,Kitadaito-son,Okinawa Prefecture
Reference point 25056'41"N , 131019'37"E
Elevation 21.6m
Site area 358,618m2
Runway strip length:1,620m width:150m , Class D
Runway length:1,500m width:45m N25029'24"
Taxiway length:77.5m width:18m
Apron 7,700m2 , 2berths for propeller-typeaircraft
Lighting facilities PAPI and RWYTIL
Aeronautical aid facilities -
Servicehours 08:00through18:00(10hours)


1971/ 4 Constructed as an emergency landing airfield
1972/11/14 Notice for current status report on the Kitadaitou airfield was issued(runway 760m)
1977/ 3/12 Permission for Aerodrome Establishment
1977/ 3/18 Appointed as Third class airport by the Cabinet Ordinance
1978/ 6/30 Commercial services commenced (runway 800m)
1993/11/ 7 Permission for Alteration (Runway length 1,500m)
1997/10/ 9 Commencement of Use (Runway length 1,500m)
2008/ 6/18 Appointed as Local airport by the Cabinet Ordinance



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