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Incheon International Airport

Incheon International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of South Korea
OperatorIncheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC)
LocationIncheon, South Korea
*Asiana Airlines *Korean Air *Polar Air Cargo
Elevation7 m (23 ft)
Aircraft movements211404
Tonnes of cargo4500000

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Incheon International Airport (IIA) ( ) is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul national capital area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. From 2006 to 2008, it was rated the best airport in the world by the Airports Council International and received the full 5-star ranking by Skytrax, a recognition shared only by Hong Kong International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport. The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture.

Located 70 km (43.5 mi) west of Seoul, the capital and largest city of South Korea, Incheon International Airport is the main hub for Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and Polar Air Cargo. The airport serves as a hub for international civilian air transportation and cargo traffic in East Asia. Incheon International Airport is also currently Asia's eighth busiest airport in terms of passengers, the world's second busiest airport in terms of international cargo and freight, and the world's eighth busiest airport in terms of international passengers in 2010.

The airport opened for business in early 2001, replacing the older Gimpo International Airport, which now serves mostly domestic destinations plus shuttle flights to Tokyo (Haneda), Shanghai (Hongqiao), Osaka (Kansai) and limited service to Nagoya and Tsushima.

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