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Kitadaito Airport

Kitadaito Airport
北大東空港
Kitadaitō Kūkō
ICAO: RORK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Okinawa Prefecture
Location Kitadaitō, Japan
Elevation AMSL 71 ft / 22 m
Coordinates
Map
RORK is located in Japan
RORK
RORK
Location in Japan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,500 4,921 Asphalt concrete
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]

Kitadaitō Airport (北大東空港 Kitadaitō Kūkō, (ICAO: RORK)) is located on the island of Kitadaitōjima in the village of Kitadaitō, Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

The prefecture operates the airport, which is classified as a third class airport.

Only a round flight from Naha, to Kitadaitō and Minami Daito Airport, back to Naha is operated every day. The route differs on the day of the week. Flight from Kitadaitō to Minamidaitō is the shortest flight in Japan, costs JPY¥7,600, and is only 12 km (7.5 mi) long, takes 3 minutes in the air.

Kitadaito Airport was opened in 1971 as an emergency 760 meter airstrip, constructed of crushed coral by the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands. The runway was paved and extended to 800 meters in 1978, when scheduled passenger services commenced. The runway was extended to 1500 meters in 1997. At present, there is only one scheduled flight per day.

Airlines

Airlines Destinations
Japan Transocean Air operated by Ryukyu Air Commuter Minami-Daito, Naha

References

  1. ^ AIS Japan

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