Sunday, August 4, 2013

Aomori Airport Car Rental

A regional airport seven miles south west of the city of Aomori, Aomori airport (IATA: AOJ) is found in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan, and is a vital transport link for local residents and businesses across the entire country. With one asphalt concentre runway of just under 10,000ft in length, the airport has the ability to cope with some reasonably large passenger jets, although in Japanese terms it is counted as a third class airport.

The first airport in the area opened back in 1964 in the town of Namioka. This airport had one 1,200m runway designed for take-off and landing of NAMC YS-11 planes, however its location 200 metres high in a valley surrounded by mountains often prevented operations from running as smoothly as the airport would have liked due to the inclement weather conditions. This runway was extended to 1,350m in 1971 and again to 1,400m in 1973 with the terminal being expanded alongside it in 1974 and 1978.

Due to the geographical location of the airport, local authorities began drawing up plans for the airport which is now found in its current position south east of downtown Aomori city. These facilities opened in 1987 and in 1995 the terminal was refurbished and certified as suitable for international aircraft departures and arrivals, with the ability to compare Aomori airport car hire also provided by several international firms.

The airlines that operate regular services from the airport are Fuji Dream Airlines, flying to Nagoya-Komaki, Japan Airlines who travel to Osaka-Itami, Sapporo-Chitose and Tokyo-Haneda, and Korean Air who fly exclusively to Seoul-Incheon.

Broadcasting Centre In Aomori, Japan. Creative Commons Image Source:


For more info about the airport visit the official Aomori airport site here.