Kumejima Airport (久米島空港 Kumejima Kūkō) is a public airport located in Kumejima, a city and island in the Okinawa Prefecture of Japan. It is operated by Okinawa Prefecture and is classified as a third class airport. It is elevated 23 feet / seven metres above mean sea level. It can be found on the map with these coordinates: 26°21′49″N, 126°42′50″E. It has one asphalt concrete runway, 3/21, with a length of 6,562 feet / 2,000 metres.
Kumejima-chou is a town situated in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It is comprised of five islands: Ōhajima, Torishima, Iōtorishima, Kumejima, and Ōjima, the latter two being the only islands that are populated. In 2014, it had an estimated population of 8,332 and a population density of 131 persons per square kilometre in its 63.50 square kilometres total area. The town is located approximately 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Naha. Kumejima is known for its textiles, called Kumejima-tsumugi, which are designated an Important Intangible Cultural Property. It is also known for its Kumesen Awamori (Okinawan sake) and deep sea water. Often referred to as one of the most beautiful of the Okinawa Islands, Kumejima was often visited by Chinese envoys called "sapposhi" on their way to Shuri Castle on Okinawa Island during the time of the Ryūkyū Kingdom. After Japan’s abolishment of the Ryūkyū kingdom, several noble families were moved from Shuri to Kumejima. Some of the attractions in town include Hatenohama, Uezu House, Uegusuku Castle, Tatami Ishi, and Eef Beach.
Kumejima Airport operates only domestic flights to Naha Airport, which is also located in Okinawa. These operations take place in the airport’s terminal. Besides this, no other information is available.
Services and Facilities
There are two airlines that operate at Kumejima Airport: Japan Transocean Air and Ryukyu Air Commuter, which operate daily flights from Naha. There’s limited information about the services and facilities available at the airport so it’s best to be prepared and bring all the necessities before going to the airport.