Fukuoka Airport Reviews
Fukuoka Airport Reviews
Fukuoka Airport (福岡空港 Fukuoka Kūkō) (IATA: FUK, ICAO: RJFF), formerly known as Itazuke Air Base, is an international and domestic airport located 1.6 NM (3.0 km; 1.8 mi) east of Hakata Station in in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. It is officially designated a second class airport.
Fukuoka Airport is the fourth busiest passenger airport in Japan. In 2006, it was used by 18.1 million people and there were 137,000 takeoffs and landings. There is only one runway of 2800 metres, and the airport is surrounded by residential areas. Flights stop at 10 p.m. at the request of local residents and resume operation at 7 a.m. The domestic terminal is connected to the city by the Fukuoka City Subway, and a subway from the airport to the business district takes less than ten minutes. The international terminal is only accessible by road, although there is scheduled bus service to Hakata Station and the Tenjin area.
Although Fukuoka is known as one of the most convenient airports in Japan, it is constrained both by its inner-city location and by its single runway. Operations at the airport began to exceed its capacity of 145,000 annual flights in 2012, the year in which several new low-cost carriers began operation. With Fukuoka’s ambitions to become a hub for business and travel in East Asia and former Mayor Mr. Hirotaro Yamasaki’s stated ambition to bring the Olympic Games to Fukuoka and Kyūshū in 2016, moving the airport further inland or to an offshore artificial island to accommodate increased traffic has been considered. However, the idea of a new airport in the sea off Shingu has been opposed by environmentalists. The Gan-no-su coastal area has also been mooted, and it was the site of an airfield in the 1940s, but similar environmental concerns exist there. There is some debate as to whether a new airport is really needed, given the cost, the environmental problems, and the available capacity at nearby New Kitakyushu Airport and Saga Airport.
As of July 2013, the Japanese government is considering building a second 2,800 m parallel runway within the existing airfield at a cost of 180 billion yen, two-thirds of which would be borne by the national government and the remaining third of which would be borne by the local government, but which would be defrayed by selling the rights to operate the airport to a private company. The airport also plans to build a second parallel taxiway on the domestic side by fiscal year 2019 in order to free up traffic jams that currently occur due to overcrowding on the ground.
Link Airs, a Fukuoka-based regional airline startup, plans to begin service to the airport in 2014.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Cash machines are available in the Domestic and International Terminals. The Tokyo Star Bank (Terminal 2, 1F, 2F) offers a 24 hour machine.
Car Rentals – Location: Terminals 1, 2 and 3 – Arrivals Level.
Currency Exchange – There are banks and foreign exchange offices in the domestic and international terminals.
Food / Dining – There are coffee shops and kiosks selling Sushi, Ramen, Japanese and Western dishes.
Information Desk – There is an information desk available in the Domestic and International Terminals.
Luggage Storage / Lockers – The Left Luggage office is available in the International terminal, first floor. Hours: 8am – 930pm. Additionally there lockers available in these locations: Domestic Terminal 1, 1F ( behind ANA FESTA ) • Domestic Terminal 2, 1F ( in front of JAL counter ) • Domestic Terminal 2F, 1F ( beside Nippon Express counter ) • Terminal 3, 1F ( beside Convenience Store D ) • International Terminal 1F ( beside Eastern ) • International 1F ( beside Convenience Store I ) • International Terminal 3F ( beside BOOK AND CRAFT ).
Observation Deck – The viewing gallery is open to the public for free. Access: Domestic Terminal Terminal 1, 3F (Hours: 07:00-20:00 ) • Domestic Terminal 2, 4F (Hours: 07:00-21:30 ) • International Terminal 4F North and South Side (Hours: 07:30-20:30 )
Showers – not available
Smoking – There are smoking rooms available airside in Terminal 1, 2, 3 and the International Terminal.
Internet: Free WiFi is available at the Fukuoka Airport. Service is available in the Domestic Terminals 1, 2, and 3 in the 2F Departure Lounges and in the International Terminal in the 3F Departures Lounge.
Information not available
Fukuoka Airport Official Website
Fukuoka Airport Map
Fukuoka Airport Weather Forecast
|Forecast for Fukuoka_Airport||Precip.||Temp.||Wind||speed|
|18.08.2017||18–24||0 mm||28 °C||Light breeze from North-northwest||2 m/s|
|19.08.2017||00–06||0 mm||25 °C||Light air from East-northeast||1 m/s|
|06–12||0 mm||23 °C||Light air from East-southeast||1 m/s|
|12–18||0 mm||30 °C||Light breeze from North-northwest||2 m/s|
|18–24||0 mm||28 °C||Light breeze from North-northeast||3 m/s|
|20.08.2017||00–06||0 mm||25 °C||Light air from South-southeast||0 m/s|
|06–12||0 mm||23 °C||Light breeze from Southeast||2 m/s|
|12–18||0 mm||32 °C||Light breeze from South||2 m/s|
|18–24||0 mm||28 °C||Light breeze from Northwest||2 m/s|
|21.08.2017||00–06||0 mm||26 °C||Light breeze from South-southeast||2 m/s|
|06–12||0 mm||24 °C||Light breeze from Southeast||3 m/s|
|09–15||0 mm||29 °C||Light breeze from South-southeast||3 m/s|
|15–21||0 mm||32 °C||Light breeze from South-southwest||3 m/s|
|21–03||0 mm||28 °C||Light breeze from South-southeast||2 m/s|
|22.08.2017||03–09||0 mm||26 °C||Light breeze from Southeast||2 m/s|
|09–15||1 mm||30 °C||Light breeze from South||3 m/s|
|15–21||1 mm||30 °C||Light breeze from Southwest||2 m/s|
|21–03||0 mm||27 °C||Light breeze from South-southeast||2 m/s|
|23.08.2017||03–09||0 mm||26 °C||Light breeze from South-southeast||2 m/s|
|09–15||0 mm||30 °C||Light breeze from South||2 m/s|
|15–21||0 mm||31 °C||Light breeze from Northwest||3 m/s|
|21–03||0 mm||27 °C||Light air from West||1 m/s|