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2020 users, 74% decrease Yamaguchi Ube Airport

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The number of passengers at Yamaguchi Ube Airport (Tokyo flights only) was 24, a decrease of 6200 (94%) from the previous year (7276).

Yamaguchi Prefecture recently announced the usage status of two airports in the prefecture in 2020.With the spread of the new coronavirus infection ... → Continue reading

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Yamaguchi Ube Airport

Yamaguchi Ube Airport(Let's go to Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-Ube Airport) IsYamaguchi Ube CityLocated inSpecified regional management airportIs.It is located at the westernmost airport of Honshu.


Airport lawAlthough it is classified as a base airport, it is a specific local management airport managed by Yamaguchi Prefecture, which is a local government, not the national government.According to the provisions of the Old Airport Development Law, it was classified as a Type 2 (B) airport.

For airports close to Yamaguchi Ube Airport, in order of increasing straight line distanceKitakyushu Airport(Kitakyushu City),Fukuoka Airport(Fukuoka City),Iwakuni Airfield(Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport: Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture),Iwami Airport(Masuda City, Shimane Prefecture).

In the past, if there were departure and arrival aircraft at the same time as Kitakyushu Airport, where the airspaces overlap, flights departing from and arriving at both airports could not enter at the same time, and one had to wait.As a result, there was a delay at both airports, but on March 2008, 3, both airports were delayed.Japan Air Self-Defense ForceConstruction basefromTerminal radar controlWith the introduction of, it has become possible to handle departure and arrival aircraft at the same time, and this problem has been resolved.


Number of users

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Usage situation

Number of users by year
年度Number of usersIncrease or decreaseSource
2004920,401X 41,418[1]
2006903,133X 18,783[1]
2007886,817X 16,316[1]
2008850,052X 36,765[2]
2009768,916X 81,136[2]
2011762,509X 13,541[2]

As of March 2017, regular flights are in service only on the Tokyo (Haneda) route, and the others are on domestic flights (mainly for Hokkaido and Okinawa) and international flights (mainly for East Asia).Charter flightsIs set several times a year.

The number of passengers at this airport peaked at about 2003 in 15 (Heisei 96) and began to decline, and dropped to the 2009 level in 21 (Heisei 70).[1][2]However, it started to increase again from the following year, and the number of users in 2018 exceeded 100 million for the first time since the opening of the port.[6].

Aircraft accounted for about 2003% of the share of transportation between Yamaguchi Prefecture and Tokyo in 71, when the number of passengers at this airport peaked.[7]..But on October 2003, 10Sanyo Shinkansen OfShin-Yamaguchi StationTokuyama StationIt was the fastest train at that time.NozomiSince the start of the stop, the outflow to the Shinkansen has continued, and the aircraft share dropped to about 2012% in FY59.[7].

The changes in the number of passengers including regular flights and charter flights are as follows.[1][2][3][4][6].



  • 1966/(Showa41 years)
  • 1968/(43)
    • 6 --Airport lighting and electrical facilities (airfield lighthouses, runway lights, apron lights, etc.) are now in service.
  • 1969/(44)
    • 4 --Osaka / Itami flights increased to 1 round trips a day.
  • 1970/(45)
    • April-Tokyo / Haneda flights increased to 4 round trips a day.
  • 1972/(47)
    • April-Osaka / Itami flights increased to 4 round trips a day.
  • 1977/(52)
    • 9 --Osaka / Itami flights abolished.Two years agoSanyo ShinkansenCaused by the outflow of passengers due to the opening.
  • 1979/(54)
    • 11 --The operation of the old runway was suspended due to the start of operation of the new runway (L = 2,000m, W = 45m) on the offshore side.
  • 1980/(55)
    • 3 - Instrument landing gear(ILS) Completed.
    • April-Tokyo flightsjetWith the change, the name was changed to "Yamaguchi Ube Airport"change to.
    • 7 ――Second generation passenger terminal building (total floor area 2m)2) Start of service.
  • 1981/(56)
    • July-Tokyo / Haneda flights increased to 7 round trips 4 days a week (3 round trips all day from July).
  • 1983/(58)
    • 11 --The old runway was abolished.
  • 1984/(59)
    • 7月 - 運用時間11.5時間(8:00 - 19:30)に延長。東京/羽田便が週2日4往復に増便(1985年2月から週4日4往復、1986年7月から全日4往復)。
  • 1987/(62)
    • July --Extended operating hours to 7 hours (13: 7-30: 20).
  • 1989/(HeiseiFirst year)
    • September-Tokyo / Haneda flights increased to 9 provisional round trips (5 round trips all day from December 1990).
  • 1993/(5)
  • 1995/(7)
    • April-Tokyo / Haneda flights start to park at night.
  • 1997/(9)
    • April-Sapporo / New Chitose flights increase to 4 round trips a week.
    • 7 month - NahaFlight service (3 round trips a week).
  • 1998/(10)
    • 12 --Naha flight is suspended.
  • 1999/(11)
    • May 9 - Typhoon 18By the outside of the runwaybreakwaterIs a bank break.From time to timeclimaxThis floods the entire airport and renders the control system unusable.A few days laterVisual flight methodAlthough the operation was resumed at, it took some time for the complete restoration.
    • December-Because of runway extension workNabeshimaIs reclaimed and disappears.
  • 2000/(12)
    • 3 ――The 3rd generation current passenger terminal building (domestic terminal building) is in service. The second-generation passenger terminal building has been converted to an international terminal building.
  • 2001/(13)
    • May 3 --Runway extension (L = 2,500m, W = 45m).
  • 2002/(14)
    • March-New Chitose Airport flight suspended.
    • 7 month - Japan AirlinesTokyo / Haneda flights go into service (1 round trips a day)Double trackConversion.
    • 10 --Japan Airlines' Tokyo / Haneda flights increased (1 round trips a day).
  • 2005/(17)
    • July --Extended operating hours to 7 hours (14: 7-30: 21).
  • 2009/(21)
  • 2011/(23)
    • May 3 --Japan Airlines' Tokyo / Haneda flights increased (1 round trips a day)[9].
  • 2013/(Heisei 25)
    • May 4 --Fukuoka Air Weather Station Yamaguchi Ube Airport branch office closed.In addition, the assignment of air traffic control engineers will be eliminated.
  • 2014/(Heisei 26)
    • May 10 - Star flyerTokyo / Haneda flights in service (1 round trips a day)[10]And triple track.All Nippon Airways Tokyo / Haneda flights reduced (1 round trips a day)[11]..However, all flights operated by Star Flyer are with All Nippon Airways.Code share flightsAs a result, ANA's Tokyo / Haneda flights have increased to 1 round trips a day.[11].
  • 2016/(Heisei 28)
    • May 11 - Air soulbySeoul/IncheonThe line will be in service for a limited time during the winter timetable until March 2017, 3 (25 flights / month, Wednesday, Saturday)[12][13].
  • 2019/(31 ・ReiwaFirst year)
    • May 10 --Yamaguchi Ube-Incheon flight suspended.[14]


Airport facilities include the domestic passenger terminal building (3rd generation terminal building) and the international passenger terminal building (2nd generation terminal building), all of which are diverted.Yamaguchi Ube Airport Building Co., Ltd.Is managed and operated by.

Domestic Passenger Terminal Building

2000/(12)3In addition, the service was started as the third generation passenger terminal building.It is connected to the international passenger terminal building by connecting passages on the 3nd and 2rd floors, and part of the 3rd floor is a transfer deck.On the second floor of the building, Yamaguchi Specialty Products Plaza,ANA PARTY,Cocos, Tomorrow Hanatei, etc. are occupying, and it also functions as a commercial facility.

Architectural overview
  • Construction started --December 1998
  • Completion-May 2000
  • Building Area-5,190.77m2
  • Total floor area --8,404.61m2
  • Construction - S structure
  • Scale-3 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground
  • Design-Create Yamamoto Design Office
  • Construction- Obayashi team・ Shinko Sangyo ・Shimata Kogyo JV

International Passenger Terminal Building

1980/(55)7In addition, the second generation passenger terminal building (total floor area 2m)2) Was put into service, and then it was converted to the "International Passenger Terminal Building" with the start of service of the 3rd generation passenger terminal building.It was used for international charter flights, but regular flights went into service from November 2016, 11 to March 28, 2017.[12][13].

On the first floor of the building, there is a tourist information facility "Oidemase Yamaguchi Tourist Information Plaza" in Yamaguchi Prefecture.Ube Police StationYamaguchi Ube Airport Security Police Box is occupied. The departure waiting room (Sky Hall) and departure lobby (Sky Gallery) on the 2nd floor will be used as the event hall "Yamaguchi Ube Airport Hall" where events, meetings and exhibitions will be held for local activities and civic activities except when international charter flights are in operation. Has been done.It is connected to the domestic passenger terminal building by connecting passages on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and part of the 3rd floor is a transfer deck.

Government agencies / companies with facilities at the airport

Administrative agency
Private enterprises


Airport Building Annex
Completed in 2013 on the east side of the domestic passenger terminal building.Rent-a-car terminal, Yamaguchi Ube Airport Building Headquarters, Yamaguchi Ube Airport Building Service Headquarters, etc.[16]..The former Airport Building Annex was put into service as part of the first passenger terminal building, and was converted to an office building with the completion of the second passenger terminal building.It was demolished due to the relocation to the new building, and a cargo building was constructed on the site.
Fureai Park
On the east side of the domestic passenger terminal building, there is "Fureai Park" which was developed in parallel with the expansion of the airport, and sculptures, wind power generators, mini runways, Azumaya, etc. are installed.Also, from the promenade in the park, you can see the planes arriving and departing from the runway up close.Admission is free.
You can see the planes taking off and landing on the runway up close.Therefore, with familiesAviation fanVisited,SpottingAnd shooting is done.

Service route

If there are two or more airline names, operate with the aircraft / crew of the first airline.Codeshare flights.

Former regular service routes

(From Yamaguchi Ube Airport) Number of passengers / ranking by service route (FY2018)[22]
destinationNumber of passengersDomestic rank
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport)About 94 million peopleTop 31

Directions & Parking

According to the usage status survey conducted by the Yamaguchi Ube Airport Utilization Promotion Association for Tokyo convenience users in late September 2018, it is a means of access to the airport.Private carIs 50.0% (83.1% for Yamaguchi residents),Car rentalIs 14.6%, bus (Limousine bus-Transit Bus) Is 14.3%,Taxi(Shared taxi(Including) is 9.5% and railway (JR) is 3.8%, and the ratio of access by private car is high.[23].



  • West Japan Railway Company(JR West Japan) Ube Line Kusae Station (Approximately 600m from the airport, 8 minutes on foot)
    Although there are guide signs at stations and airports, it has not been functioning as the nearest station for a long time because it is difficult to understand the directions such as having to cross a prefectural road, but nowadays it is about a walk on the official web page of the airport. Notated as 7 minutes, "JR timetable"(Kotsu Shimbun) Is also listed as the nearest station.The usage rate is also on the rise[23].

Limousine bus

Shared taxi

Problem solving using the "Ube method"

For airport construction and jet conversion, we used a method in which local governments, academic experts, and residents talk to each other using scientific data called the "Ube method," which was used to solve the soot and dust problems in Ube City. hand,Narita Airport ProblemThe noise problem etc. was solved without causing the bloody situation like[25][26].

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i 20 Yamaguchi Prefectural Statistical Yearbook
  2. ^ a b c d e f g 25 Yamaguchi Prefectural Statistical Yearbook
  3. ^ a b c Yamaguchi Prefecture Press Release Dated April 2015, 4
  4. ^ a b c "About the usage situation of 28 airports in the prefecture in 2" (Press Release), Yamaguchi Prefecture Transportation Policy Division, (April 2017, 4), http://www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp/press/201704/037103.html 2018/1/3Browse. 
  5. ^ "Yamaguchi Prefecture / Press Release / About the usage status of 29 airports in the prefecture in 2 (confirmed report)". www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp. 2019/4/2Browse.
  6. ^ a b c "About usage situation of 30 airports in the prefecture in XNUMX". 2019/4/30Browse.
  7. ^ a b Competition with Sanyo Shinkansen and aircraft JR West Japan
  8. ^ “Conclusion of friendship agreement between Yamaguchi Ube Airport and Jinan International Airport” (Japanese) (Press Release), Yamaguchi Prefectural Transportation Countermeasures Office, (March 2009, 3), http://www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp/press/200903/012403.html 2012/1/13Browse. 
  9. ^ “JAL Group decides on route flight number plan for 2011” (Japanese) (Press Release), JAL Group, (March 2011, 1), http://press.jal.co.jp/ja/release/201101/001730.html 2012/1/13Browse. 
  10. ^ "Notice of new service on Yamaguchi Ube-Haneda Line" (PDF) (Press Release), Star Flyer, (December 2014, 6), http://www.starflyer.jp/starflyer/news/2014/news_20140618.pdf 2014/6/21Browse. 
  11. ^ a b “The ANA-SFJ alliance will expand further! ~ Code sharing for the Haneda-Yamaguchi Ube line will start on October 2014, 10 ~” (Press Release), All Nippon Airways Star Flyer, (July 2014, 7), http://www.ana.co.jp/pr/14_0709/14-ana-sfj0723.html 2014/7/24Browse. 
  12. ^ a b c Yamaguchi Ube-Seoul regular flight service 3 round trips a week until March --Yamaguchi Shimbun July 2016, 11
  13. ^ a b c "Yamaguchi Ube-Seoul Incheon Line" About the last flight of this term --Yamaguchi Prefecture March 2017, 3
  14. ^ Yamaguchi Ube-Korea-Incheon regular flight, suspension decision Decrease in passengers due to worsening relations / Yamaguchi(December 2019, 8,Mainichi NewspapersLocal version) Retrieved April 2020, 4
  15. ^ Yamaguchi Ube Airport Refueling Facility Co., Ltd. (ANA Group List)
  16. ^ Terminal Map | Yamaguchi Ube Airport Building Co., Ltd.
  17. ^ ANA WingsIncluding operations by aircraft and crew
  18. ^ Resumed regular service Yamaguchi Ube Airport, between Incheon from October 10th, 30 round trips a week for the time beingMainichi Shimbun December 2017, 7
  19. ^ Yamaguchi Ube Airport holds a welcome ceremony on October 10th to commemorate the start of operations on the Incheon LineFlyTeam December 2018, 10
  20. ^ "Yamaguchi Prefecture / Press Release / Suspension of regular international flights with South Korea". www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp. 2019/9/29Browse.
  21. ^ https://www.ana.co.jp/group/company/ana/chronology/1960.html Timeline Details --ANA Group Company Information
  22. ^ "Summary of Annual Air Transport Statistics Report (for 30)" (Press Release), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, General Policy Bureau, (June 2019, 6), https://www.mlit.go.jp/report/press/joho05_hh_000490.html 2019/11/8Browse. List up to the top 50
  23. ^ a b c "About Tokyo convenience situation survey at Yamaguchi Ube Airport". Yamaguchi Prefecture Transportation Policy Division (September 2019, 3). 2021/7/17Browse.
  24. ^ "Notice of abolition of shared airport taxi". Shunan Kintetsu taxi. 2021/7/17Browse.
  25. ^ Kazuhisa Haraguchi, Narita Airport 365 days, Shushobo, 2000, pp. 58-59.
  26. ^ "Ube method history”. Ube City (March 2014, 3). 2017/11/3Browse.

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