Sunday, August 4, 2013

Kitatkyushu Airport Car Rental

Built on an artificial island in the western Seto Inland Sea, Kitatkyushu airport (IATA: KKJ) is found just under two miles away from the city of Kokuraminami-ku in Kitatkyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. It is one of the most modern airports in the country, first opening its runway to flights in 2006 when it was named New Kitatkyushu airport – it was renamed in 2008.

The airport features some limited international charter flights but is labelled as a second class airport in the Japanese infrastructure. The airport at Kitatkyushu was the fourth in the country to start running 24 hours a day, following in the footsteps of Chubu Centrair International in Nagoya, Kansai International in Osaka, and New Chitose airport in Sapporo. This wouldn’t have been possible without the construction of the new airport, as the older facility had restrictions on aircraft travel due to its small size, mountain location and proximity to residential areas. Heavy fog and the distance to housing were the main reasons operations were so restricted, and the biggest factor in the move to the new airport. The new airport on the artificial island has alleviated all of these problems thanks to its offshore positioning, making 24 hour flights possible in addition to providing a place in the local area for cargo planes to arrive and depart, adding a huge boost to the region’s economic progress as an industrial area.

Facilities at the airport include passenger lounges, a number of domestic gates and several car hire desks which allow those people arriving into the area to compare Kitatkyushu airport car hire if they are looking for an easier way to make their way around the city.

Downtown Kitatkyushu At Night. Creative Commons Image Source: 

Click here to visit the official Kitatkyushu airport site.