New Chitose Airport

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The New Chitose Airport (Japanese新 千 歳 空港, Shin- Chitose Kuko ) is a regional airport in the Japanese city of Chitose in the province of Hokkaido and is located about 6 kilometers south of the city center. The New Chitose Airport is considered by the Japanese legislation as second class airport. The airport has about 18 million passengers annually.


New Chitose was opened in 1991 to replace the old Chitose Airport, which is a JASDF base today. Its IATA code was originally SPK, but this was later converted into a city code that refers both to Chitose and on the smaller Okadama Airport in Sapporo.

New Chitose was 1994, the first Japanese airport, which is open 24 hours a day. During the 1990s, the airport called "international" and had had regular connections to Europe and Oceania. Today, the connections to Europe have ceased, while on the other international connections sightseeing and ski tourists from East Asia and Australia travel mainly.

Construction of the airport

The New Chitose Airport is located in close proximity to its predecessor airport. Also, the runway system is connected with that of the old airport. To the east of the terminal ( Center Building ), the two runways of the airport. To the north there is a small cargo terminal and to the west of the terminal, a new international terminal was built with five gates, which is connected to the Center Building with a connecting corridor. This is located at the old Chitose Airport page. This old Chitose Aiport also has two parallel start and runways. In the north -west of the old Chitose Airport is a AirForceBase the JASDF. It is the home base of the " Japanese Air Force One". Opposite this basis, on the other side of the old start and runways (these are now only in use of the Air Force ) are hangars ( including for the ANA).