Kobe Airport

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Kobe Airport

Kobe Airport (神戸空港 Kōbe Kūkō?) (IATA: UKBICAO: RJBE) is a Japanese airport in Kobe. It mainly handles domestic flights, but has also been an international airport for charter flights.

The airport is on an artificial island just off the coast of Kobe.[1] It is 8 km (5.0 mi) south of Sannomiya Station, which is the main train station in the city.[2]


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The city government of Kobe proposed an airport in the harbor next to Port Island. Early planning was published in 1982.[3]

The airport opened on February 16, 2006.[1] The airport handled its first international aircraft flight in September 2006.[3] It is officially classified as a 3rd class airport.[2]

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Aerial view of Kobe
  1. 1.0 1.1 Japan-guide, Kobe Airport; retrieved 2012-1-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Promoting Kobe Airport; retrieved 2012-1-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 City of Kobe, Kobe Airport timeline, 2008 (Japanese); retrieved 2012-1-21.

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