Iwakuni airport terminal building completed.
The terminal building of a new military-civilian airport in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, was completed Monday ahead of the airport's launch on Dec. 13.
The new Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport in western Japan will use a runway of a U.S. Marine Corps air base, with All Nippon Airways airways Anatomy The 'pipes'–trachea, bronchi, bronchioles–through which air passes to and from the alveoli. See Small airways. Co. planning to operate four daily round-trip services from Haneda airport in Tokyo. The airport is aiming to attract 400,000 passengers a year.
The two-story terminal building has been built at a cost of 1,320 million yen. It will be operated by a joint public-private venture, shareholders of which include Yamaguchi Prefecture and the city of Iwakuni.
A ceremony for the completion of the terminal building was attended by around a hundred people, including officials of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, All Nippon Airways and the U.S. air base.
"The airport is a symbol of dream and hope for Iwakuni," Iwakuni Mayor Yoshihiko Fukuda said at the ceremony, noting it will "bring about new opportunities in tourism and industrial promotion."
Commercial flights operated from U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni is a United States Marine Corps air station located in the Nishiki river delta in the city of Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture in the Chūgoku region of the island of Honshū, Japan, at . between 1952 and 1964, and the opening of the new airport will mark the resumption RESUMPTION. To reassume; to promise again; as, the resumption of payment of specie by the banks is general. It also signifies to take things back; as the government has resumed the possession of all the lands which have not been paid for according to the requisitions of the law, and the of commercial flights after 48 years.