Gimhae International Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Gimhae International Airport
nativename = 김해국제공항
金海國際空港
nativename-a = Gimhae Gukje Gonghang
nativename-r = Kimhae Kukche Konghang


image-width =
caption =
IATA = PUS
ICAO = RKPK
type = Military/Public
owner =
operator = Korea Airports Corporation
city-served =
location = Busan
elevation-f = 6
elevation-m = 2
coordinates = Coord|35|10|46|N|128|56|18|E|type:airport
website = [http://gimhae.airport.co.kr/eng/index.jsp gimhae.airport.co.kr]
metric-rwy = yes
r1-number = 18L/36R
r1-length-f = 9,007
r1-length-m = 2,745
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 18R/36L
r2-length-f = 10,499
r2-length-m = 3,200
r2-surface = Concrete
stat-year = 2007
stat1-header = Aircraft movements
stat1-data = 58,119
stat2-header = Passengers
stat2-data = 7,403,262
footnotes = Sources: World Aero Data [WAD|RKPK]
Korea Airports Corporation [http://kac.airport.co.kr/eng/airnat/airstat/act_airport_view.jsp Air Traffic by Airport] ]

Gimhae International Airport (formerly Kimhae International Airport) Airport codes|PUS|RKPK is located on the western end of Busan in South Korea. It opened in 1976. A new international terminal opened on October 31, 2007. [cite web|url=http://www.naeil.com/News/politics/ViewNews.asp?nnum=366197&sid=E&tid=2| title=김해국제공항 ‘하늘길 두 배로’|accessdate=2007-11-06]

Airlines and destinations

International

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Malaysia Airlines flew to Gimhae International Airport in the mid 1990s.

Domestic

* Asiana Airlines (Jeju, Seoul-Gimpo & Incheon)
* Jeju Air (Jeju)
* Korean Air (Jeju, Seoul-Gimpo & Incheon, Yangyang)
* Yeongnam Air (Jeju, Seoul-Gimpo)

Ground transportation

The Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit line, scheduled to open in 2010, will connect the airport to the Busan Subway network and the city center of Gimhae.

Incidents and accidents

*On January 31, 2001: Japan Airlines Flight 958, bound for Narita International Airport from Busan, nearly collided with another Japan Airlines aircraft. The other aircraft, a Boeing 747, suddenly dived and avoided the Narita-bound DC-10. See 2001 Japan Airlines mid-air incident
*On April 15, 2002, a Boeing 767-200ER jet, operating as Air China Flight 129 from Beijing to Pusan, crashed into a hill while trying to land at Gimhae during inclement weather, killing 128 of the 166 people on board.
*On August 12, 2007, at 9:37 local time, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft, operated by Jeju Air, skidded off the runway at Gimhae International Airport, Busan, injuring 6 people and damaging the aircraft, particularly the left propeller. [ [http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/08/13/216057/picture-jeju-air-turboprop-skids-off-runway-in-south-korea.html Jeju Air skids of runway in South Korea] Flight Global 13/08/07] [cite news | title= Jeju Air Dash 8 skids off runway | work=Flight International | page= 18| date=21-27 August 2007]

ee also

* List of Korea-related topics
* Transportation in South Korea

References

External links

* [http://gimhae.airport.co.kr/eng/index.jsp Gimhae International Airport English homepage]
* [http://www.busan-pus.airports-guides.com Information about Gimhae International Airport]
* [http://english.busan.go.kr/culture_tourism/03_03_04.htm english.busan.go.kr/culture_tourism/03_03_04.htm Busan tourism]


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