Akita Airport

Akita Airport
Akita Kūkō
WMO: 47545
Airport type Public
Operator Akita Prefecture
Serves Akita, Akita, Japan
Elevation AMSL 305 ft / 93 m
Coordinates 39°36′56″N 140°13′07″E / 39.61556°N 140.21861°E / 39.61556; 140.21861Coordinates: 39°36′56″N 140°13′07″E / 39.61556°N 140.21861°E / 39.61556; 140.21861

Location in Japan

Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,500 8,202 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 1,228,136
Cargo (metric tonnes) 2,009
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Japan) [2]

Akita Airport (秋田空港 Akita Kūkō) (IATA: AXT, ICAO: RJSK), is a regional/second class airport located 14 km (8.7 mi) southeast of Akita Station[1] in the city of Akita, in Akita Prefecture, Japan.


Akita Airport was originally opened on October 1, 1951 on the Omonogawa coast of the Sea of Japan approximately 20 kilometers southeast of the center of Akita City. The airport has a 1200-meter runway, which was extended to 1500 meters in 1967 and 1625 meters in 1969, but was adversely affected by crosswinds, and by the television transmission antennas of 123-meter Mount Omoriyama adjacent to the site. The current Akita Airport was opened at its present location on June 26, 1981 and was the first civilian airport in the Tohoku region of Japan to have a 2500-meter runway. In 1985, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force established a search and rescue unit based at Akita Airport. An international terminal was established on July 5, 1993, beginning scheduled flights to South Korea.

Airlines and destinations

Air Do Sapporo–Chitose
All Nippon Airways Tokyo–Haneda, Tokyo–Narita
All Nippon Airways
operated by ANA Wings
Nagoya–Centrair, Osaka–Itami, Sapporo–Chitose, Tokyo–Haneda
China Airlines Charter: Taipei–Taoyuan
EVA Air Charter: Taipei–Taoyuan
Fuji Dream Airlines Shizuoka
Japan Airlines Tokyo–Haneda
Charter: Osaka–Kansai
Japan Airlines
operated by J-Air
Osaka–Itami, Sapporo–Chitose
Korean Air Seasonal: Seoul-Incheon


  1. 1 2 AIS Japan
  2. "Akita Airport Statistics" (PDF) (Press release). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 8 July 2016.

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