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Gimpo Airport
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Hangul: 김포 공항
Hanja: 金浦空港
Revised Romanization: Gimpo Gonghang
McCune-Reischauer: Kimp'o Konghang

Gimpo Airport (formerly Kimpo International Airport) was the main international airport for Seoul and South Korea before it was replaced by Incheon International Airport in 2001. It is now the second largest airport in Korea. Its IATA airport code is GMP (formerly SEL) and its ICAO airport code is RKSS. PICTURES PLEASE! Hangul is the native alphabet used to write the Korean language, as opposed to the hanja system borrowed from China. ... Hanja, or hanmun, sometimes translated as Sino-Korean characters, are what Chinese characters (hanzi) are called in Korean. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean (Korean: 국어의 로마자 표기법; 國語의 로마字 表記法) is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Seoul ( (help· info)) is the capital of South Korea (the Republic of Korea) and one of the most populous cities in the world. ... Incheon International Airport (Korean hangul: 인천 êµ­ì œ 공항; hanja: 仁川國際空港; revised: Incheon Gukje Gonghang; McCune-Reischauer: Inchŏn Kukche Konghang) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest in Asia. ... An IATA airport code, known by the IATA as an IATA location identifier or, simply, a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ...

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Airlines

ANA Boeing 747-481 All Nippon Airways (全日空 Zennikkū or 全日本空輸 Zen-nippon kūyu) (TYO: 9202) is an airline headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... Asiana Airlines HL7414 in Frankfurt, Germany Asiana Airlines (KOSDAQ: 020560) is one of South Koreas two major airlines. ... Hansung Airlines is a low-cost airline based at Cheongju Airport in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. ... Japan Airlines (Japanese: 日本航空 Nihon Kōkū, or JAL) is the largest airline in Asia. ... Jeju Air is an airline based in South Korea. ... Korean Air Boeing 747 Korean Air Boeing 747 Korean Air (Korean hangul: 대한 항공; hanja: 大韓航空; revised: Daehan Hanggong; McCune-Reischauer: Taehan Hanggong) KSE: 003490 is the largest airline based in Korea. ...

History

The airport originally started out as a runway built by US forces in 1951 during the Korean War and has since grown into a much more significant airport that is capable of handling 226,000 flights a year. The airport had 1 domestic and 2 international terminals before its international function was replaced by Incheon International Airport. Gimpo currently has two runways (3600 m×45 m & 3200 m×60 m), two passenger terminals, and one cargo terminal. United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... The Korean War, from June 25, 1950 to cease-fire on July 27, 1953 (the war has not ended officially), was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea. ... Incheon International Airport (Korean hangul: 인천 êµ­ì œ 공항; hanja: 仁川國際空港; revised: Incheon Gukje Gonghang; McCune-Reischauer: Inchŏn Kukche Konghang) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest in Asia. ...


The airport is located south of the Han River in western Seoul. (The name "Gimpo" comes from the nearby city of Gimpo, of which the airport used to be a part.) For many years, the airport was served by the Gimpo Line, a railway line that no longer exists. In the 1990s, Seoul Subway Line 5 was extended to Gimpo. One could take the subway from Gimpo Airport all the way into downtown Seoul. The airport is still served by the subway, as well as by buses to Seoul and to Incheon International Airport. // Han in China Han Chinese, the dominant majority ethnic group of mainland China The Chinese written language (漢文) The Han Dynasty (202 BCE - 220 CE) of China The state of Han, a state during the Chinese Warring States Period Han, one of the Chinese Sixteen Kingdoms, founded by the Liu family. ... Seoul ( (help· info)) is the capital of South Korea (the Republic of Korea) and one of the most populous cities in the world. ... Gimpo An alias for Alan Goodrick. ... The Gimpo Line is a former railway line operated by Korean National Railroad that served Gimpo Airport, southwest of Seoul. ... Seoul Subway Line 5 of the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation, dubbed the purple line, is a long line crossing from the west to the east across the Capital Metropolitan Area. ... Incheon International Airport (Korean hangul: 인천 êµ­ì œ 공항; hanja: 仁川國際空港; revised: Incheon Gukje Gonghang; McCune-Reischauer: Inchŏn Kukche Konghang) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest in Asia. ...


Future plans include Seoul Subway Line 9 to Banpo, and a rail link to Incheon International Airport and Seoul Station. Seoul Subway Line 9 is currently under construction. ... Incheon International Airport (Korean hangul: 인천 êµ­ì œ 공항; hanja: 仁川國際空港; revised: Incheon Gukje Gonghang; McCune-Reischauer: Inchŏn Kukche Konghang) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest in Asia. ... Seoul Station is a major railway station in Seoul, South Korea. ...


Timeline

  • On June 17, 2004, Gimpo Airport held terrorism response exercises.

1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Korean Air Flight 007, also known as KAL 007 or KE007, was a Korean Air civilian airliner shot down with all on board by Soviet jet interceptors on September 1, 1983 just west of Sakhalin island. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC) is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Named after current and long-standing U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, it is a hub for Alaska Airlines(its second largest). ... Nickname: The City of Lights and Flowers Motto: Official website: www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 1st 663,267 mi² / 1 717 854 km² 808 mi / 1300 km 1,479 mi / 2380 km 13. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Socialist republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Korean Air Lines Flight 858 was a flight that flew from Abu Dhabi International Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kimpo Airport near Seoul, South Korea via Don Muang Airport in Bangkok. ... Abu Dhabi International Airport Abu Dhabi International Airport is an airport located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ... Abu Dhabi or Abu Zaby (Arabic language: أبوظبي) is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates and was also the largest of the former Trucial States. ... Bangkok International Airport (or also Don Muang International Airport) (Thai ท่าอากาศยานกรุงเทพ, also Don Mueang, Thai ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง) is an airport in Bangkok, Thailand (, ). The airport was officially opened on March 27th 1914, although the field had been in use earlier. ... Bangkok from the Chao Phraya River at sunset, July 2004 The Wat Phra Kaew temple Bangkok Metropolitan Administration building Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep ( (help· info)), or Krung Thep Maha Nakhon ( (help· info), IPA: ), is the capital and largest city of Thailand, with an official 1990 census population... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia, covering the northern half of the peninsula of Korea. ... The Andaman Sea is a body of water to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Myanmar and west of Thailand; it is part of the Indian Ocean. ... Oplan Bojinka (also known as Operation Bojinka, Project Bojinka, Bojinka Plot, Bojinga, from Arabic: بجنكة – slang in many dialects for explosion and pronounced Bo-JIN-ka, except in Egyptian where it is Bo-GIN-ka) was a planned large-scale attack on airliners in 1995, and was a precursor to... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Motto: Official (Latin): E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Translated: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Vice President Federal... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Korean Air Flight 801 (KE801, KAL801) crashed on August 6, 1997 on approach to Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-412 The Boeing 747, commonly called the Jumbo Jet, is one of the most recognizable modern airliners and is the largest airliner currently in airline service. ... Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport is an airport in Tamuning, Guam. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tokyo International Airport (Japanese: 東京国際空港 Tōkyō Kokusai KÅ«kō) (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT) is an airport in Ota, Tokyo, Japan (35°33′8″N, 139°46′47″E). ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized downtown area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Trivia

Except for the continuation of eight daily flights between Gimpo Airport in Seoul and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Seoul and Tokyo would be the largest cities on the planet without an international airport. Incheon Airport, which replaced Gimpo, is actually located in the municipality of Incheon – not Seoul. Narita Airport, which replaced Haneda is actually in Chiba Prefecture – not Tokyo


See also

This is a list of Wikipedia articles on Korea-related people, places, things, and concepts. ... Transportation in South Korea is provided by extensive networks of railways, highways, bus routes, ferry services, and air routes that criss-cross the country. ...

External links

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Gimpo Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (498 words)
Gimpo Airport (formerly Kimpo International Airport) was the main international airport for Seoul and South Korea before it was replaced by Incheon International Airport in 2001.
The airport originally started out as a runway built by US forces in 1951 during the Korean War and has since grown into a much more significant airport that is capable of handling 226,000 flights a year.
The airport is still served by the subway, as well as by buses to Seoul and to Incheon International Airport.
Incheon International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (450 words)
In addition, a highway between Incheon and Gimpo Airport was recently completed, connecting domestic flight service with international air traffic, an advantage that makes it far easier to travel from southern Korean regions to Incheon, and then to airports all over the globe.
A rail link to Gimpo Airport (and Seoul Subway Line 5) is due to be completed in March 2007, and with the line extending to Seoul Station by January 2010.
The airport was awarded the "Best in Service Award in Class" at the 1st International Conference on Airport Quality and Service by the IATA and the ACI, and ranked second in "Best Airport Worldwide", behind Hong Kong International Airport, and ahead of Singapore International Airport.
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