Naha Airport

Naha Airport
Naha Airport
Naha Kūkō
Naha Airport12s3s4350.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Serves Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Elevation AMSL 11 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 26°11′45″N 127°38′45″E / 26.19583°N 127.64583°E / 26.19583; 127.64583
OKA is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Source: Japanese AIP at AIS Japan[1]
Interior of the terminal building

Naha Airport (那覇空港 Naha Kūkō?) (IATA: OKAICAO: ROAH) is a second class airport located 4 km (2.5 mi) west of the city office[1] in Naha, Okinawa.

The primary air terminal for passengers and freight traveling to and from Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, the airport handles international traffic to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and China. Japan's seventh busiest airport, it also carries domestic flights to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and many other cities on Japan's four main islands. Naha is also a hub for service to other locations in Okinawa, including Ishigaki Airport, and suffers from congestion. In all, flights connect Naha to more than 30 destinations. Its single 3,000 m (9,843 ft) runway handles in excess of 150 flights daily.

The airport is also home to Naha Air Base.

Naha Airport served 14,495,054 passengers in FY2006.



Naha airport is undergoing major transformations, as three separate projects.


The Governor of Okinawa, Hirokazu Nakaima, has expressed his interest to build a second runway to accommodate flights, to be operational by 2015.[2]

Terminal Relocation and Expansion

In 2008, the government gave a go ahead to significantly expand the domestic terminal requiring the relocation of cargo facilities and the international terminal, it is expected to take 7 years to complete.

Intermodal Under Bay Tunnel

In addition, a 6 lane Under bay tunnel for auto transport linking the airport with the Naha Port is expected to boost the usefulness of the intermodal facility was completed in 2011. This tunnel will also link a 2.6 hectare Free Trade Zone near the Airport and another 122 hectare one at Nakagusuku Bay.


The basic and detailed design engineering works in addition to the later construction management phase of the main passenger terminal were awarded in the 1990s in part to the Japan Branch of the American design-build engineering company, The Austin Company, which joined Japanese firms in a joint venture design consortium.


The Okinawa Monorail carries passengers from Naha-kūkō Station to the center of Naha, and to the terminal at Shuri Station, which is closest to Shuri Castle. In addition, bus service is available to many parts of Okinawa Island. Extensive parking lots are available as well.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air China Beijing-Capital [begins 11 January][3]
All Nippon Airways Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kobe, Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Itami, Osaka-Kansai, Sendai, Takamatsu, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita
Seasonal: Matsuyama
All Nippon Airways operated by ANA Wings Kagoshima
All Nippon Airways operated by Air Nippon Miyako, Ishigaki, Shizuoka, Niigata
Seasonal: Niigata , Osaka-Kansai
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon
China Airlines Taipei-Taoyuan
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Continental Airlines Guam
Dragonair Hong Kong
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital
Hong Kong Airlines Seasonal: Hong Kong
Hong Kong Express Airways Hong Kong
Japan Airlines Fukuoka, Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Itami, Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Haneda
Seasonal: Hanamaki
Japan Airlines operated by Japan Transocean Air Fukuoka, Ishigaki, Komatsu, Kumejima, Miyako, Okayama, Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita
Japan Transocean Air operated by Ryukyu Air Commuter Aguni, Amamioshima, Kitadaito, Kumejima, Minamidaito, Yonaguni, Yoron
Seasonal: Miyako
Mandarin Airlines Taichung, Kaohsiung
Skymark Airlines Fukuoka, Nagoya-Centrair, Kobe, Miyako, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita [begins 8 December]
Skynet Asia Airways Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki



  1. ^ a b AIS Japan
  2. ^ 那覇空港第2滑走路15年目標  仲井真知事
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