FUK Airport is located in Hakata-ku, 3 km east of Hakata Station, and southeast of the city center of Fukuoka. It is connected to all parts of the city by Kuoka City Subway (a 10-minute ride to the business center). Due to its closeness to residential areas, flights are limited to 7am-10pm.
With around 21 milion passengers a year, and a long runway, Fukuoka Airport is served by a host of domestic and international airlines offering direct flights throughout Japan, as well as to cities throughout East Asia.
Fukuoka International Airport has four passenger terminals: connected Domestic Terminals T1, T2, T3 & separate International terminal IT.
NOTE: WiFi service has been upgraded to SSID's Wi2 (the service also covers international operators iPass, Boingo, AT& & Notava).
Current and future Airport developments: The Government intends to ease current airport congestion, and to obtain more overseas visitors.
- In late March 2017, it was announced that a contract was signed to outsource the Airport's operation and development to a private contractor, effecitve April 2019 (the bidder chosen at the following May 2017 selection process). The funds derived from the sale are intended to be used for the construction of a 2.5 km runway (west of the current runway), with landing facilities and guide path.
- In April 2017 trial started using automated Omron robots to carry the bags of passenges in the domestic terminal.