In Gangwon-do, there is 1 international airport and 1 international port for foreign visitors.
Yangyang International Airport is located at Sonyang-myeon, Yangyang County, Gangwon-do, and it is the only international airport in the Yeongdong region. It performs the excellent role as an entrance of sightseeing in Gangwon-do and the stronghold airport of Yeongdong, which is a representative resort in Korea, and connects Sorak Mountain and the East Sea.
|The whole area||2,440,000 ㎡|
|Length of runway||2,500x45m, (A300-level medium-sized aircraft can take-off and land 43,000 times a year)|
|Passenger terminal||The total floor space 7,000 PY(capacity of 1,930,000 visitors a year)|
|Domestic line||Busan - Yangyang: Operating twice a day|
|International line||Korean Air began trials between Yangyang~Hukuoka [福岡] from April 2002
As Foreign airlines, China Eastern Airlines [東方航空] began airplane charter service between Shanghai [上海]～Yangyang.
Chartered airplane of Taiwan went into commission
|Special features||As there are no mountains in the surrounding area and almost no fog due to the strong wind from the sea. It has played a role of an alternative airport of Sokcho airport, since it has a 30% cancellation rate and Gangneung Airport has such poor landing facilities. It has a control tower and has been promoting the establishment of a North-South direct line connected to Seondeok Airport (宣德空航), Hamgyeongnam-do, North Korea, according to the North-South transit protocol by KEDO.|