Fukuoka Airport Reviews
Did you know Fukuoka has the most yatai (a small mobile food stall in Japan typically selling ramen or other food) in all of Japan? That the city is home to Japan’s oldest Zen temple? That a festival is held here every other day? This is how cool Fukuoka city is. I wonder if the airport is as amazing as the city is. In this review, let us discover Fukuoka Airport (FUK).
The airport has several facilities throughout the airport and its terminals. There are information desks located at the domestic and international terminals. There are plenty of restrooms located throughout the airport but, unfortunately, there are no showers available.
There are coffee shops and kiosks selling sushi, ramen, Japanese and Western dishes, and numerous shops and restaurants located within the domestic terminal.
To keep the travellers connected, there is WiFi service available in the domestic terminals, departure lounges, and in the international terminal departures lounge. The airport offers internet kiosks and computer workstations for a fee.
Fukuoka Airport is accessible in just a few minutes from downtown Fukuoka by subway and bus. Highway buses depart from both terminals to popular destinations such as Kumamoto, Nagasaki, and Beppu.
To Domestic Terminal
The Fukuoka Airport domestic terminal is just two subway stops from Hakata Station (5 minutes, 260 yen one way) and a further three stations from Tenjin Station (12 minutes, 260 yen one way).
To International Terminal
The international terminal at Fukuoka Airport lies across the runway from the domestic terminal and is not directly accessible by subway. Instead, Nishitetsu Bus operates frequent local buses between the airport and Hakata Station (15 minutes, 260 yen). Alternatively, take the free shuttle bus from the international to the domestic terminal and catch the subway into central Fukuoka (see above). A taxi ride from the international terminal to Hakata Station takes about 10-15 minutes and costs approximately 1200 yen.
Location – Traffic – Service
Fukuoka Airport is a domestic and international airport located 1.6 NM (3 km; 1.8 mi) east of Hakata Station in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. FUK has one runway which had successfully accommodated a total of 20,004,320 passengers in 2014. The airport is used for public and military purposes and is being operated by Civil Aviation Bureau Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Fukuoka Airport was built in 1944 as Mushiroda Airfield by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force for World War II. After the war, JAL airlines was established in 1951, wherein the airline introduced jet service on the Fukuoka-Tokyo route in 1961.
Although Fukuoka Airport is known as one of the most convenient airports in Japan, it is constrained both by its inner-city location and by its single runway.
There are two terminals in Fukuoka Airport: Domestic and International Terminal.
This terminal is spread out over three long buildings and serves flights on virtually every major Japanese carrier (JAL, ANA, Fuji Dreams, and IBEX Airlines) and budget airline (Skymark, Peach Aviation, Jetstar Japan, Vanilla Air, Spring Airlines, Air Do, Starflyer, and Solaseed Air) with connections out to all corners of Japan.
This terminal is located in a separate building across the runway and is connected to the domestic terminal by a free shuttle bus. Regular flights to Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and several other countries depart from here.
Fukuoka Airport Reviews of Travellers
Based on Skytrax, the airport had garnered an average score of 5/10 from 17 Fukuoka Airport reviews. Travellers are giving FUK mixed reviews. Some passengers said the airport is hectic and confusing, while other say it’s organized. Some even stated that the baggage reclaim immigration and custom clearance were fast and smooth. But, if judged by the recently posted reviews, the Fukuoka Airport reviews are positive.
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- Airport Code: FUK
- Phone Number: +81 92-621-6059
- Website URL: http://www.fuk-ab.co.jp/english/
- Address: 778-1 Shimousui, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
However, Fukuoka Airport had ranked down to the 98th spot this year from the world’s top 100 airports, in which they were at the 93rd spot last year. Given that change, FUK didn’t take that as a hindrance for them to be upset, but more of a challenge for them to do better.
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