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Gimpo Airport is located at 112 Haneul-gil (Gonghang-dong), Gangseo-gu, Seoul. The history of the airport started in 1939 when the Japanese army constructed a runway in Banwhwa-ri, Yangseo-myeon, Gimpo-gun, Gyeonggi-do, which was allowed to operate civil aircraft at the time when the USAir Force started to access the runway, and was later partially allowed for Koreans beginning 1954.Thereafter, it was only in 1958 when it was designated as Gimpo International Airport by a presidential decree, officially beginning to evolve into a full-fledged airport in 1971.Having firmly secured its position as the oldest among Korean Airports, Gimpo Airport is not only an airport but also currently provides customers with full enjoyment as a space of cultural complex, leisure, and shopping called “Sky City.”

HISTORY

  • 1978

    Runway expansion & new cargo terminal construction

  • 1974

    Expansion of airport facilities such as runways, taxiways, ramps, passenger terminals, parking lots, etc.

  • 1973

    Completion of expansion of integrated complex of Gimpo International Airport (currently in the location of Domestic Flights)

  • 1971

    Completion of Domestic Flights Terminal of Gimpo International Airport

  • 1967

    First installation of VHF Omni-directional Radio Range (TVOR)

  • 1960

    Completion of integrated complex of Gimpo International Airport (currently in the location of Domestic Flights)

  • 1958

    12 Gimpo International Airport commissioned for international flights of the Korean National Airlines (KNA)

    04 Gimpo International Airport formally designated as an international airport

    01 Gimpo International Airport expansion (joining with Yeouido Airport)

  • 1957

    05 Gimpo Airfield emergency renovation completed for conversion into international airport

  • 1949

    08 Agreement on operation as Gimpo Airfield between Korea and US.

  • 1939

    Opened as Gimpo Airfield (started out as an administrative airfield of the Japanese Army in Bangwhwa-ri, Yangseo-myeon, Gimpo-gun, Gyeonggi-do)

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