Miyako Airport

Airport Profile

Miyako Airport was constructed as a Navy Airport by the imperial Japanese Army in June 1943. Regular scheduled operations began in June 1956. The runway and apron were upgraded to accommodate YS-11 flights in 1968. The airport was further developed and expanded in accordance with the Aviation law in 1972 to resume service with a 1,500m-long runway in March 1975. The runway and the other aviation security facilities were repaired in response to an increase in passenger numbers in order to accommodate larger planes. The airport began operating as a tentative jet airport in December 1978.
A project launched in 1979 to extend the runway to 2,000m was completed in July 1983. A new project, which began in 1992, to relocate the terminal to the east side of the airport to from the west and upgrade the airport to accommodate larger aircraft in accordance with passenger growth was completed July 1997.
A new taxiway was established to reduce congestion in June 2001. Two taxiways are currently in service.

Specifics of the Airport

Item Description
Classification Local airport
Administrative body Government of Okinawa prefecture
Location Miyakojima-city,Okinawa Prefecture
Reference point 24046'58"N , 125017'42"E
Elevation 42.8m
Site area 1,239,182m2
Runway strip length:2,120m width:300m , Class C
Runway length:2,000m width:45m N38018'21"
Taxiway length:230m width:30m
Apron 27,500m2 , 3berths for middle-sized jets,1berths for small-sized jets,and 1berths for STOLaircraft
Lighting facilities ABN,ALS,PAPI,REDL,RCLL,TEDL,WDIL,RTZL,etc.
Aeronautical aid facilities VORTAC,ILS
Servicehours 08:00through21:00(13hours)


1943/ 6 Constructed by the prewar Japanese Navy as a naval airfield
1956/ 6 Operation of civil aviation commenced.
1972/11/14 Notice for current status report on the Miyako airfield was issued(runway 1,500m)
1973/ 1/25 Permission for the establishment of Miyako Airport was granted (runway 1,500m, body of establishment:Goverment of Okinawa Prefecture)
1973/ 2/27 Specified Third class airport by the Cabinet Ordinance.
1975/ 3/ 1 Commercial services commenced (runway 1,500m)
1978/12/1 Commercial services commenced (runway strength 18.3 tons to withstand landing of jet aircraft)
1978/12/17 Appliccation for facilities alteration was granted.(runway extension from 1,500m to 2,000m)
1983/ 7/ 1 Commercial services commenced (runway 2,000m)
1992/ 5/28 Commercial services commenced (runway strength 31.5tons to accommodate middle-sized jets)
1993/ 6/24 Appliccation for facilities alteration was granted.(width enlargement of Taxiway and Apron and the like)
1997/ 7/17 Commercial services commenced (new Terminal Area)
2001/ 6/14 Commercial services commenced (No.2Taxiway)
2008/ 6/18 Appointed as Local airport by the Cabinet Ordinance.



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