Gwangju Airport

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Gwangju Airport

광주공항
光州空港

Gwangju Gonghang

Kwangju Konghang
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OperatorKorea Airports Corporation, Republic of Korea Air Force
LocationGwangsan District, Gwangju, South Korea
Hub for
Elevation AMSL39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates35°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
Websitegwangju.airport.co.kr/doc/gwangju/index.jsp
Map
KWJ is located in South Korea
KWJ
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 (2018)
Passengers1,986,125
Aircraft movements13,546
Tonnes of cargo14,477.5
Statistics from KAC[1]

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 2018, 1,986,125 passengers used the airport. This airport is planned to close when Muan International Airport becomes more established.

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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Asiana Airlines Jeju, Seoul–Gimpo
Jeju Air Jeju
Jin Air Jeju
Korean Air Jeju
T'way Air Jeju

Ground transportation[edit]

Metro[edit]

Line: Pyeongdong - Songjeongri(KTX Station) - Airport - Sangmu - Nongseong - Geumnamro4ga - Nokdong

Bus[edit]

  • No. Songjeong 97 : Airport ↔ Gwangju Songjeong Station ↔ Daesan ↔ Chilseong ↔ Gwangam
  • No. Seonun 101 : Airport ↔ Songjeong Park Station ↔ Gwangsan Police Station ↔ Honam University Gwangsan Campus
  • No. 1000 : Airport ↔ Gwangju Songjeong Station ↔ Kim Daejung Convention Center ↔ City Hall ↔ U Square(Gwangju Bus Terminal) ↔ Geumnam-ro ↔ Chosun University ↔ Gwangju Court ↔ Jisan Yuwonji
  • No. 1160(Naju) : Airport ↔ Naju ↔ Yeongsanpo Bus Terminal

Parking lot[edit]

Customers should pick up a parking ticket from a printing machine on the way into the lot. If customers do not pick up the ticket, they have to pay the full fare.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Gwangju Airport parking". Archived from the original on 2007-08-08.

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