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Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA)


Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA)

Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), known as "China Gateway", is the most important, largest, and busiest international aviation hub with the most advanced facilities. It is also China's important window to communicate and exchange with the outside world. Since it's founded in 1958, BCIA has always been striding forward along with time. Especially since China launched its reform and opening-up policy, and along with the fast economic development, the business of BCIA has been growing dramatically by taking its unique political, economical, cultural, and geographical advantages, and its annual passenger throughput has increased from 1.03 million of 1978 to 73.95 million of 2010, ranking the second place in the world.

To meet the ever-growing demand of passengers, BCIA has carried out large-scale expansion and reconstruction projects for altogether seven times since 1965. On January 1st 1980, the terminal I with an area of 61580 m2 was formally put into operation. On November 1st 1999, the Terminal 2 with the area of 336000 m2 was put into use. The construction of the Terminal 3 started on March 28, 2004, and after three years and nine months hard work, BCIA completed the construction of the world largest integrated terminal with the high quality and fast "Chinese speed", the project of terminal 3 construction. Soon after, during the two-month trial run, BCIA organized six large-scale drills involving nearly 60000 participants, and finally the successful take-over and smooth operation of Terminal 3 has been realized, which is highly praised by the professionals from all over the world. Since then, the hardware of BCIA has been effectively expanded, and it becomes the first airport in Asian and Pacific regions that has three terminals, three runways, and two towers operating simultaneously.

As the core node of Europe, Asia and North America, BCIA possesses an advantageous geographical location, a simple and convenient transfer procedure and a highly effective collaboration, making it the most convenient aviation hub connecting Asian, European and American aviation markets. All of China's main domestic airlines, including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines have established operating bases in BCIA. It is regarded as an important transfer hub by the three largest aviation alliances in the world, Star Alliance, Skyteam Alliance and Oneworld Alliance. As the increasingly improved international airline network comes into being, BCIA is becoming one of the busiest airports in the world, with 1400 flights from more than 90 airlines everyday closely connecting Beijing with other 223 airports in the world. "China Gateway" is now on its way towards a large international hub airport. BCIA has always been taking safety as its highest objective, to build a safe airport. Its good safety records have passed the strict audit of ICAO and CAAC, and have won the trust from airlines and passengers both at home and abroad. Over years, by taking the "Passenger Service Promotion Committee", "Safety Management Committee" and "Operation Coordination Management Committee" as platforms, BCIA has been taking efforts to build the corporate culture of"under the same gateway, we are a family", and the brand of "China service". By the joint efforts of all the residing units, the satisfaction degree of passengers with BCIA has been greatly enhanced. According to ACI, our satisfaction degree of passengers reached 4.82 in 2011, ranking the third among the airports in the world, and the second among the airports with the passenger throughput over 40 millions.
In 2008, the successful hosting of the "Olympic Games" makes Beijing the focus of the world, and BCIA also created a couple of records in the history of China's aviation industry during the operation of "Olympic Games"support: 446 special planes, 1076 business planes, 7744 flights involving Olympic Games, with the total passengers of 98420 from great Olympic Family. The achievement of "zero incidence, zero accident, and zero complaint" during this period fully reflects the "featured and high level" services of BCIA. BCIA has been also attaching great importance on its social responsibility, and making efforts to build a resource-conserving and environment-friendly airport. Meanwhile, with its fast growing passenger and cargo flows, a fast-developing airport industry has been taking shape, and the influence of the airport on the regional economy has been increasing day by day. Along with the quick development of China’s economy, the development pace of BCIA is also accelerating. Last year alone, BCIA successively won a series of international honours, such as"ACI Best Airport in the World", the mainland China first "Skytrax 4-Star Airport", and "the Best Airport in the World" awarded by a British travelling magazine, and so on.
Facing future, the"China Gateway" is striding ahead on its way of "Advocating China Service and Creating an International Hub", to serve Beijing City and to build a "City of the World". The BCIA is also striving for contributing to build China into a country with a powerful aviation industry.

Beijing International airport, BCIA, China's gateway , China's Airport


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By Shekhar Gupta
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Published: July 13, 2013 
Words: 29,960 (approximate)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301650040

MONDAY, 22 JULY 2013

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)

It is the world's busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports in the world.

In 2012, 56.5 million passengers used HKIA and 4.03 million tonnes of air cargo passed through Hong Kong. HKIA is connected to about 180 destinations, including 48 in the Mainland, through about 1,000 daily flights by more than 100 airlines.

It commenced its operations in July 1998 and have four principles – Safety, Operational Efficiency, Customer Convenience and Environment that they are adhered to. This commitment has earned HKIA the recognition as the world's best airport over 50 times.

HKIA is a two-terminal and two-runway facility generating enormous social and economic value for Hong Kong. The 65,000-strong airport community serves as the key contributor to Hong Kong's position as a leading international and regional aviation centre.

Multi-modal Mainland connections
HKIA is a gateway of China. To serve growing demand, the airport continues to strengthen its integrated, multi-modal transport network with the Mainland, especially the PRD. Every day, cross-boundary coaches carry passengers on about 550 scheduled trips linking HKIA with over 110 PRD cities and towns. Passengers looking for point-to-point transport services can use the cross-boundary limousine to get to your PRD destinations directly.

The SkyPier cross-boundary ferry service connects passengers between the PRD and international destinations via HKIA, in comfort and without going through immigration and customs formalities in Hong Kong. Eight ports – Shekou and Fuyong in Shenzhen, Guangzhou Nansha, Dongguan Humen, Zhongshan, Zhuhai Jiuzhou as well as Macao's Maritime Ferry Terminal and Taipa – currently offer these speedy cross-boundary arrangements. Passengers can even pre-check their baggage and obtain their boarding pass at Shekou, Macao Maritime Ferry Terminal, Macao Taipa, Fuyong and Dongguan Humen.

Building a better airport

A HK$50 billion investment, HKIA has been one of the largest engineering and architectural projects in the world. Over time, the airport has come to serve more and more planes every day. To meet the traffic growth for the medium term, we are investing over $12 billion in the development of Midfield and West Apron.

To expand aviation support services and air cargo handling facilities, the franchise for a new air cargo terminal was awarded in early 2008. The new air cargo terminal will start operations in 2013.

To meet HKIA's long-term growth demand, the airport carried out a consultation exercise in 2011 to gauge public opinion on HKIA's future development. Findings of the consultation revealed that over 70% of respondents supported the proposal to expand HKIA into a three-runway system. The recommendations to the Government to adopt, for planning purposes, the three-runway option as the future development direction for HKIA was given. In March 2012, the Government approved these recommendations in principle. A dedicated website has been launched to provide updated information about the expansion of HKIA into a three-runway system. For details, please visit

On 22 March 2013, HKIA received the Airports Council International Airport Carbon Accreditation “Optimisation” certificate – the second-highest level of accreditation in the programme – for its management and reduction of carbon emissions. HKIA is the first and only airport in Asia-Pacific to achieve this standard.
The airport has 2 terminals.

HKIA aspires to be the world’s safest airport and we are committed to continual improvements in passenger and airport staff safety, for creating a zero-injury workplace. With the support of all our airport business partners, our safety strategy institutionalises innovative and disciplined safety work processes.

Air Cargo
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been ranked as the busiest airport for international air cargo since 1996. In 2012, HKIA handled 4.0 million tonnes of freight, which accounted for 36%, or HK$2,663 billion, of the total value of Hong Kong's external trade.  Today, HKIA is one of the most important aviation centres for the Chinese Mainland, providing efficient and reliable air cargo services with the highest standards of safety and security. HKIA's advantages as an air cargo hub include:

Free port policy
Strategic geographic location
Excellent connectivity and accessibility
Extensive IT application
High safety and security
Sufficient cargo capacity
Efficient cargo operation
Competitive costs
Currently HKIA provides 36 parking stands for cargo aircraft. We aim to provide the "best-value" services to airport users in the most efficient and effective manner possible. This is achieved by working closely with business partners and by undertaking numerous other initiatives designed to enhance and expand the airport's capabilities.

Collaboration with air cargo industry
The airport plays an active role in the Cargo Facilitation Committee, which organises quarterly meetings to review air cargo handling operations and performance. Other committee members include:

Carrier Liaison Group (CLG)
Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Ltd. (HAFFA)
Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department (C&ED)
Asia Airfreight Terminal Co Ltd. (AAT)
Chu Kong Air-Sea Union Transportation Co Ltd. (CKSA)
DHL Aviation (HK) Ltd. (DHL)
Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (HACTL)
Cathay Pacific Services Ltd. (CPSL)

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MONDAY, 27 MAY 2013

Incheon International Airport

The record of 2012 states that Incheon international airport which was third best airport in the world is now the best airport in the world.

Incheon International Airport (IIA) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) (Korean: ??????) is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul National Capital Area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. For seven years in a row (2005–2012), it was rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International. Incheon International Airport is only one of three airports in the world to receive a five-star rating by Skytrax, a world-renowned aviation research organisation.The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture. Airport authorities claim that average departure and arrival takes only 19 (60 minutes world-wide industry average) and 12 minutes (45 minutes) respectively, significantly lower than the rest of the world, making it one of the fastest airports in the world for customs processing. Its duty-free shopping mall has been rated the world's best for three years in a row in 2012 by Business Traveler. Incheon International Airport also claims that it has only a 0.0001% baggage mishandling rate.
Located 48 km (30 mi) west of Seoul, the capital and largest city of South Korea, Incheon International Airport is the main hub for Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air and Polar Air Cargo. The airport serves as a hub for international civilian air transportation and cargo traffic in East Asia. Incheon International Airport is also currently Asia's eighth busiest airport in terms of passengers, the world's fourth busiest airport by cargo traffic, and the world's eighth busiest airport in terms of international passengers in 2010. In 2011, 35,062,376 passengers used the airport.
The airport opened for business in early 2001, replacing the older Gimpo International Airport, which now serves mostly domestic destinations plus shuttle flights to alternate airports in China, Japan, and Taiwan.


1 Overview
2 History
2.1 Timeline
3 Construction stages
3.1 Phase 1
3.2 Phase 2
3.3 Phase 3
3.4 Phase 4
4 Operation facilities and infrastructure
4.1 Control tower
4.2 Runways
5 Terminals, airlines and destinations
5.1 Main Terminal
5.2 Concourse
5.3 Airlines and destinations
6 Cargo Terminal Complex
6.1 A Terminal
6.2 B Terminal
6.3 C Terminal
6.4 AACT Terminal
6.5 DHL Incheon Gateway
6.6 Cargo airlines
7 Accolades
8 Accidents and incidents
8.1 Accidents and incidents involving the airport
9 Ground transport
9.1 Bus
9.1.1 Limousine Bus Limousine Bus (to Seoul) KAL Limousine
9.1.2 Intercity Bus
9.2 Rail
9.2.1 Commuter railway stations
9.2.2 Express railway stations
9.2.3 Korea Train eXpress (planned)
9.2.4 Maglev
9.3 Car
9.4 Taxi
9.5 Ferry
10 See also
11 References
12 External links

Incheon International Airport is located west of Incheon's city center, on an artificially created piece of land between Yeongjong and Yongyu islands. The two islands were originally separated by shallow sea. That area between the two islands was reclaimed for the construction project, effectively connecting the once separate Yeongjong and Yongyu islands. The reclaimed area as well as the two islands are all part of Jung-gu, an administrative district of Incheon.
It is connected to the mainland by Incheon International Airport Expressway (Expressway 130), a part of which is Yeongjong Bridge. The expressway also connects Gimpo International Airport to provide connections between domestic flight service with international air traffic, an advantage that makes it much easier to travel from southern Korean regions to Incheon, and then to airports all over the globe. Incheon Bridge serves as the second path to the southern part of Incheon city from October 2009. The airport is served by frequent bus service from all parts of South Korea as well as by traditional ferry service between Yeongjong pier and Incheon. Airport limousines operate around the clock from Seoul to Incheon, and several backup highway buses escort people from places within and outside Seoul.
The Incheon International Airport Railroad connects Incheon International Airport to Seoul Station in downtown Seoul. Non-Stop Express trains 43 minutes, and regular trains which stops at all stations takes 53 minutes to Seoul Station.
The airport holds an unbreakable record of being ranked the Best Airport Worldwide for 7 consecutive years by the Airports Council International(ACI)'s Airport Service Quality award from year 2005 to 2011, and was also rated the world's best among airports of its size(25-40m) and region(Asia-Pacific) in year 2012 due to the institution's decision to discontinue the Best Airport Worldwide category.
Seoul Incheon International Airport's terminal has 74 boarding gates altogether, with 44 in the main terminal and 30 in Concourse A.

After the Seoul Olympics of 1988, international air traffic to Korea increased. In the 1990s, it became apparent that Gimpo International Airport could not cope with the increase in air traffic. To reduce the load on Gimpo International Airport, construction of the Incheon airport began in November 1992. It was constructed on reclaimed land between Yeongjong Island and Youngyu Island, and took eight years to construct, with an additional six months to test. The airport was officially opened in March 2001.
Initially there were numerous problems, mostly involving baggage handling, which required the system to be operated semi-automatically. Most of the problems were fixed within a month, and the airport began to operate normally.
Air traffic increased markedly and by early 2002 it became apparent that the airport would be saturated by 2006. As a result in February 2002, the construction of the second phase was initiated. Originally the construction was supposed to have ended by December 2008. Due to the Beijing Olympics in 2008, however, the construction schedule was modified to allow the construction to end by July 2008.
On 15 November 2006 the Airbus A380 landed at the airport as part of the first leg of its certification trip. Tests on the runways, taxi-ways and ramps showed that the airport could handle the aircraft.
To further upgrade service Incheon and major Korean logistics firm Hanjin Corporation (parent company of the Korean Flag Carrier, Korean Air) agreed on 10 January 2008 to build a nine-story hospital near the airport. Once construction is complete in 2011, the Yeongjong Medical Centre is expected to serve nearby residents and some of Korea's annual 30,000 medical tourists.

February 1992: Master plan approved

November 1992: Phase I construction and site preparation initiated

July 1994: North and south dikes completed

March 1996: Formally named Incheon International Airport

May 1996: Passenger terminal construction initiated

December 1996: Runway construction initiated

30 June 2000: Construction of basic components completed

July 2000: Test operations begin

November 2000: Opening date announced

29 March 2001: Airport officially opened

February 2002: Phase II construction started

November 2002: New passenger airline parking stands constructed (Phase 2)

October 2003: Construction of new cargo terminal initiated (Phase 2)

November 2003: Intra Airport Transit (IAT) system construction initiated (Phase 2)

December 2003: Third runway construction initiated (Phase 2)

June 2004: Passenger concourse construction initiated (Phase 2)

April 2005: Final construction of passenger concourse (Phase 2)

March 2007: Airport railroad started operation

June 2008: Phase II construction completed

Construction stages
New satellite building under construction
The airport was originally planned to be built in three phases, incrementally increasing airport capacity as the demand grew. This was changed, however, to four phases after the airport was opened.

Phase 1
In Phase 1, the airport had a capacity of 30 million passengers per year, and a cargo capacity of 1.7 million metric tonnes yearly. In this phase, a passenger terminal with a floor space of 496,000 square metres (5,340,000 sq ft), two parallel runways, a control tower, an administrative building, a transportation centre (the Integrated Transportation Centre, designed by Terry Farrell & Partners and Samoo Architects & Engineers), and integrated operations centre, three cargo terminals, international business centre, and a government office building were constructed.

Phase 2
Phase 2 construction began in 2002 and was originally expected to be completed in December 2008. However, in an attempt to have the airport ready for the 2008 Beijing Olympics which took place in August 2008, the schedule was modified and Phase 2 construction was completed on 20 June 2008. During this construction phase, a third parallel 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) long runway and a 13-hectare cargo terminal area were added. A 16.5 hectare concourse connected to the main passenger building via two parallel 870 metres (2,850 ft) long underground passageways was added, with a Mitsubishi Crystal Mover shuttle train APM shuttling passengers between the concourse and the main terminal.
With the completion, the airport has an annual capacity of 410,000 flights, 44,000,000 passengers, and nearly 4,500,000 metric tonnes of cargo. Many long distance foreign carriers were moved to the new concourse, with Korean and Asiana continuing to use the existing terminal. In addition, there were numerous equipment upgrades during the phase, including the newer and better ASDE-X with MRI (Multi Radar Tracking) function, and the ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) system with  the RIMCAS (Runway Incursion Monitoring and Conflict Alert System) function. The installation of four additional sets of ASDE-X antennas is planned to reduce blind spots during heavy rainfall and in preparation for the new runway.

Phase 3
Plans to invest ?4 trillion by 2017 to expand Incheon International Airport. The South Korean government plans to add a second passenger terminal in the northern field of the airport and expand its existing cargo terminal and other infrastructure. The terminals will be connected with each other by the underground "Starline" train, which currently links the first terminal and the concourse. Upon completion, Incheon International Airport will be able to handle 62 million passengers and 5.8 million tonnes of cargo a year, up from the current capacity of 44 million passengers and 4.5 million tonnes. Construction began in 2011 with completion targeted for 2017. Plans for Incheon's expansion also include adding more aprons to park planes and extending a railway line to the city centre of Seoul about 70 kilometres (43 mi) away from the airport.

Phase 4
Estimated to be completed in 2020 this is the final and the ultimate construction stage. Upon completion, the airport will have two passenger terminals, four satellite concourses, 128 gates, and five parallel runways (one exclusively for cargo flights). It will be able to handle 100 million passengers and 7 million metric tonnes of cargo annually, with further possible expansions. The airport is projected to be transformed into one of the top ten busiest in the world by 2020.

Operation facilities and infrastructure
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Control tower
Located at the center of the airport, the 22 story Control Tower is 100.4 metres (329 ft) tall and is illuminated 24 hours a day. On its highest floor is located a parabolic antenna that is used by the Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE) to detect all airplanes and obstacles within 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) of the tower. The upper floors are used by ground and tower controllers while the lower floors are mostly for support operations. The control tower has a total area of 179 square meters making it the 3rd largest in the world as of 2001.

There are three parallel paved asphalt runways in operation, 15R/33L, 15L/33R and 16/34. Runway 15R/33L and 15L/33R are each 3,750 metres (12,300 ft) long, 60 metres (200 ft) wide, and 1.05 metres (3 ft 5 in) thick. Runway 16/34 is 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) long. Runway 15R/33L is used mostly for departures while runway 15L/33R is used mostly for arrivals. This is evident from the amount of rubber present on each runway; runway 15L/33R has more rubber on it due to the higher number of landings. A third parallel runway (16/34), 4,000 meters long, began operation in June 2008. Landing and takeoffs of most passenger flights are done on the new runway and the existing runway 15R/33L while runway 15L/33R is mostly used for cargo flights for its proximity with the cargo terminals. Although the runways are labelled 33 and 34, all three runways have the same heading. Once Phase 4 construction is complete, the airport will have 4 parallel runways, two of them 3,750 meters long and the other two 4,000 meters long. All runways are equipped with ILS CAT IIIb at both sides allowing for operation in visibility conditions as low as 50 meters. As of the date of upgrade, Incheon International Airport was the only airport in Asia to have full ILS CAT IIIb capability. The runway lightings at Incheon International Airport (as well as the taxi lights) are tied into special computers at the control tower. Air Traffic Controllers can provide progressive taxiing to an aircraft by setting the computer to manipulate the taxi and runway lights so that it will lead them to their designated gate or parking stand.

Terminals, airlines and destinations

Main terminal
The main passenger terminal (measuring 594,000 square metres) is the largest airport terminal in area in South Korea. The passenger terminal was designed by Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA of Fentress Architects. It is 1,060 metres (3,480 ft) long, 149 metres (489 ft) wide, and 33 metres (108 ft) high. Its construction cost was 1.3816 trillion South Korean Won.[citation needed] The terminal has 44 boarding ports (all of which can accommodate the new Airbus 380), 50 customs inspection ports, 2 biological quarantine counters, 6 stationary and 14 portable passenger quarantine counters, 120 arrival passport inspection counters, 8 arrival security ports, 28 departure security ports, 252 check in counters, and 120 departure passport inspection counters.

The passenger concourse was completed at the end of May 2008 and all foreign airlines use this terminal as of 10 June 2008. It is connected to the Main Terminal by two parallel 870-metre (2,850 ft) long underground passageways equipped with IATs (Intra Airport Transit). It has 30 gates and five lounges (Asiana Airlines/Star Alliance, Korean Air/SkyTeam, Cathay Pacific/Oneworld, Japan Airlines/Oneworld, China Eastern Airlines/SkyTeam.

Airlines and destinations
There are currently over 60 airlines serving ICN. The largest carrier in terms of passenger numbers is Korean Air, followed by Asiana Airlines. Although all domestic flights depart from the main terminal, international gates are separated from the domestic gates. Passengers should note that even though non-Korean (foreign) carriers started operating from concourse A on 10 June 2008, all check-in and immigration procedures are still conducted in the main passenger terminal.
Incheon has more Chinese destinations than Hong Kong International Airport and more Japanese destinations than Narita International Airport

Airlines                                                                                                                                                            Destination                                                                            Terminal/Concourse

Aeroflot                                                                                                                                         Moscow-Sheremetyevo                                                                                      A
 Air Astana                                                                                                                                                       Almaty                                                                                      A
Air Canada                                                                                    Toronto-Pearson (resumes 3 June 2013),[12] Vancouver                                                                A
Air China                                                                                    Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Hefei, Qingdao, Shanghai-Pudong, Tianjin, Yanji                            A
Air France                                                                                                                                Paris-Charles de Gaulle                                                                                                A              
Air India                                                                                                                                     Delhi, Hong Kong                                                                                    A
Air Macau                                                                                                                                               Macau                                                                                                     A
AirAsia Japan                                                                                                         Nagoya-Centrair, Tokyo-Narita                                                                                   A
AirAsia X                                                                                                                                                Kuala Lumpur                                                                                   A
Aircalin                                                                                                                                                   Nouméa                                                                                                     A
All Nippon Airways                                                                                                           Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Kansai                                                                                   A
American Airlines                                                                                                                         Dallas/Fort Worth                                                                                   A
Asiana Airlines                                    Almaty, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Busan, Cebu, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu,
                                                                          Chicago-O'Hare, Chongqing, Clark, Dalian, Da Nang, Delhi, Denpasar/Bali (begins 25 July 2013),                                                Main
                                                                         Frankfurt, Fukuoka, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Harbin, Hiroshima, Ho Chi Minh City,
                                                                   Hong Kong, Honolulu, Huangshan, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta (resumes 19 July 2013),
                                                              Jeju, Khabarovsk, Koror, Kota Kinabalu, Kumamoto, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manila, Matsuyama,
                                                                        Miyazaki, Nagoya-Centrair, Naha, Nanchang, Nanjing, New York-JFK, Osaka-Kansai,
                                                              Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Qingdao, Saipan, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma, Sendai,
                                                                          Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen, Shizuoka, Siem Reap, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei-Taoyuan,
                                                                                 Takamatsu, Tashkent, Tianjin, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita, Toyama, Vladivostok,
                                                                                           Weihai, Xi'an, Yangon, Yanji, Yantai, Yonago, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
                                                                                          Seasonal: Asahikawa
                                                                                          Charter: Haikou, Johor Bahru, Lijiang, Yancheng
British Airways                                                                                         London-Heathrow                                                                                                                        A
Business Air                                                               Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai, Phuket                                                                                                      A
Cathay Pacific                                                                                Hong Kong, Taipei-Taoyuan                                                                                                                        A
Cebu Pacific                                                                                Cebu, Davao, Kalibo, Manila                                                                                                                A
China Airlines                                                                                       Taipei-Taoyuan                                                                                                                        A
China Eastern Airlines                         Changsha, Kunming, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai-Pudong, Taiyuan, Weihai, Xi'an, Yancheng, Yantai                              A
China Southern Airlines                   Beijing-Capital, Changchun, Dalian, Guangzhou, Harbin, Mudanjiang, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Yanji                              A
Czech Airlines                                                                              Prague (begins 1 June 2013)                                                                                                                        A
Delta Air Lines                                                                          Detroit, Tokyo-Narita (ends 31 May 2013)                                                                                                      A
Eastar Jet                                                             Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Kota Kinabalu, Osaka-Kansai, Phuket, Tokyo-Narita                                                           Main & A
Emirates                                                                                                                    Dubai                                                                                                                                          A
Ethiopian Airlines                                                                             Addis Ababa (begins 18 June 2013)                                                                                                      A
Etihad Airways                                                                                              Abu Dhabi                                                                                                                        A
EVA Air                                                                                    Kaohsiung (begins 13 June 2013), Taipei-Taoyuan                                                                                    A
Finnair                                                                                                                 Helsinki                                                                                                                                          A
Garuda Indonesia                                                                    Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta                                                                                                      A
Hawaiian Airlines                                                                                              Honolulu                                                                                                                                         A
Japan Airlines                                                                                         Tokyo-Narita                                                                                                                        A
Jeju Air                                                 Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Cebu, Fukuoka, Guam, Hong Kong, Manila, Nagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Kansai,
                                                                                             Qingdao, Tokyo-Narita (begins 4 July 2013)                                                                                                Main & A
Jin Air                                                  Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Cebu, Clark, Guam, Hong Kong, Macau, Naha, Sapporo-Chitose, Vientiane, Yantai                        Main & A
KLM                                                                                                                Amsterdam
Korean Air                                  Akita, Amsterdam, Aomori, Atlanta, Auckland, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Brisbane, Busan, Cebu, Changsha,                         Main
                                                              Chiang Mai, Chicago-O'Hare, Colombo, Daegu, Dalian, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denpasar/Bali, Dubai, Frankfurt,
                                                    Fukuoka, Guam, Guangzhou, Hakodate, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Huangshan, Irkutsk, Istanbul-Atatürk,
                                                          Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Jeddah, Jeju, Jinan, Kagoshima, Kathmandu, Komatsu, Kota Kinabalu, Koror, Kuala Lumpur,
                                                          Kunming, Las Vegas, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Madrid, Malé, Manila, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Sheremetyevo,
                                                      Mumbai, Nadi, Nagasaki, Nagoya-Centrair, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, New York-JFK, Niigata, Oita, Okayama, Osaka-Kansai,
                                                                      Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Prague, Qingdao, Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino, San Francisco,
                                                      São Paulo-Guarulhos, Sapporo-Chitose, Seattle/Tacoma, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shizuoka, Siem Reap,
                                                    Singapore, St. Petersburg, Sydney, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tashkent, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tianjin, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita,
                                                                Toronto-Pearson, Ulan Bator, Vancouver, Vienna, Vladivostok, Washington-Dulles, Weihai, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xiamen,
                                                                                               Yangon, Yanji, Zhengzhou, Zürich
                                                                  Seasonal: Cairo, London-Gatwick (resumes 2 June 2013)
                                                                  Charter: Anchorage, Calgary, Oslo (begins 25 May 2013), Ürümqi, Zagreb
Lao Airlines                                                                                     Vientiane                                                                                                                                          A
Lufthansa                                                                                                 Frankfurt, Munich                                                                                                                                          A
Malaysia Airlines                                                                                  Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                                                          A
Mandarin Airlines                                                                                    Kaohsiung                                                                                                                                          A
MIAT Mongolian Airlines                                                                  Ulan Bator                                                                                                                                          A
Peach                                                                                                   Osaka-Kansai                                                                                                                                          A
Philippine Airlines                                                                                   Cebu, Manila                                                                                                                                          A
Qatar Airways                                                                                         Doha                                                                                                                                          A
SAT Airlines                                                                                Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk                                                                                                                        A
Scoot                                                                                Singapore, Taipei-Taoyuan (all begins 12 June 2013)                                                                                    A
Shandong Airlines                                                                                Jinan, Qingdao, Yantai                                                                                                                        A
Shanghai Airlines                                                                                    Shanghai-Pudong                                                                                                                        A
Shenzhen Airlines                                                                                            Shenzhen                                                                                                                           A
Sichuan Airlines                                                                                       Chengdu                                                                                                                                          A
Singapore Airlin                                                                               San Francisco, Singapore                                                                                                                        A
Sky Wings Asia Airlines                                                                        Siem Reap                                                                                                                                          A
StarFlyer                                                                                        Seasonal: Kitakyushu                                                                                                                                          A
Thai Airways International                                   Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Phuket, Taipei-Taoyuan                                                                  A
Tianjin Airlines                                                                                         Tianjin                                                                                                                                         A
Turkish Airlines                                                                                      Istanbul-Atatürk                                                                                                                        A
T'way Airlines                                                  Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Fukuoka, Sanya, Shijiazhuang                                                                                              Main & A
U Airlines                                                                                              Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi                                                                                                                        A
Uni Air                                                                                      Seasonal: Kaohsiung (ends 13 June 2013)                                                                                                      A
United Airlines                                                                Chicago-O'Hare, San Francisco, Tokyo-Narita                                                                                                      A
Uzbekistan Airways                                                                                               Tashkent                                                                                                                        A
Vietnam Airlines                                                          Da Nang (begins 1 July 2013), Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City                                                                                    A
Vladivostok Air                                                                                Khabarovsk, Vladivostok                                                                                                                        A
Xiamen Airlines                                                                                              Xiamen                                                                                                                                          A
Yakutia Airlines                                                                                              Yakutsk                                                                                                                                          A
Zest Airways                                                                                   Cebu, Kalibo, Manila                                                                                                                                 A

Cargo Terminal Complex
The Cargo Terminal Complex comprises six cargo terminals, five separate warehouses, All E/F Class 36 parking stands, and administration offices. Each cargo terminal is designed to provide each carrier with unique services, and a cargo warehouse – approximately 3,500 square metres (38,000 sq ft). They are separated into three areas, import, passing and export. The logical manner in which the terminals were designed allow for a highly efficient operation. The cargo terminals also comes with an advanced computer system that helps track each cargo in real time. Using the systems, managers can view individual package information, tracking information, storage information, etc. in real time. The terminals also feature various other high-tech technologies.
The Cargo Terminal Complex was designed to be able to process 1.7 million tons of cargo per year. However, due to the increased demands, the operators of Cargo A Terminal and Cargo B Terminal has opted to expand their facilities onto the land that is available nearby. As a result, the total processing ability of the complex is currently rated at 3.8 million tons per year. The C Terminal, was not able to expand however, due to the lack of direct airside access. Once Phase II expansion is complete, the airport will have a processing ability of around 4.9 million metric tons per year. This is because the expansion which was originally designed to allow an expansion to 4.5 million tons per year would be adding on top of the current processing ability, which includes the expansions by Korean Air Cargo and Asiana Cargo which was conducted separrately on a piece of land that did not conflict with the airport expansion plans.
The Cargo Terminal Complex operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nonstop. In addition, the automation systems had been upgraded. As a result, it is typical for the airport to output an extra 2 million tons per year processing capability than the original design.

A Terminal
Terminal A is operated by Korean Air Cargo. It is the largest cargo terminal by both size and capacity within the airport. It is able to process special types of cargo such as those requiring refrigeration, or those carrying live animals. This facility had been expanded once on 2 March 2005 to allow a total processing capability of 1.35 million tons per year. The terminal has an area of 60,000 square meters.

B Terminal
This Cargo Terminal is operated by Asiana Cargo. Although its capacity was to be expanded to 800,000 tons per year, the diminished demand for cargo transportation on Asiana originating from a pilot strike in 2005 has caused the plans to be modified. Currently, the terminals are capable of processing 750,000 tons per year. The terminal has an area of 40,000 square meters.

C Terminal
This Cargo Terminal is operated by the Incheon International Airport Foreign Carrier Cargo Terminal Company. Its users include FedEx, UPS, as well as other airlines. Due to its location, it could not expand its facilities as with the other terminals without conflicting with the existing plans for airport expansion. As a result, the IIAC is currently constructing a new terminal that would by operated by the IIAC Foreign Carrier Cargo Terminal Co. Once this new terminal is constructed, FedEx and UPS are expected to move into the new terminal while other cargo operators are expected to use the existing terminal.
The terminal is 420 metres (1,380 ft) long, 120 metres (390 ft) wide, and 19.65 metres (64.5 ft) tall. Its first floor (warehouse) has a total area of 54,203.32 square meters, and other floors occupy 12,708.88 square meters. Its current total processing capability is 600,000 metrics tons per year. 51 different cargo companies use this complex.

AACT Terminal
This Cargo Terminal is operated by the Joint Company named AACT. Atlas Air Cargo and Sharp have a share. Its users include Polar Air Cargo, Qantas Freight, Finnair Cargo as well as other airlines.

DHL Incheon Gateway
DHL Express owns and operates this gateway facility for Korea, Japan and Far East Russia. This Cargo Terminal is four stories tall with state-of-the-art facilities.

Cargo airlines

Airlines                                                                                                                                                        Destinations
Aeroflot-Cargo                                                                                                                           Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk
AeroLogic                                                                                                                                             Leipzig/Halle
Air China Cargo                                                                                                                             Beijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong
Air France Cargo                                                                                                                             Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Hong Kong                                                                                                                                     Hong Kong
Air Incheon                                                                                                Qingdao, Tokyo-Haneda, Ulan Bator, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Air Japan                                                                                                                                                Naha, Tokyo-Narita
AirBridgeCargo Airlines                                                                             Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, St. Petersburg
ANA & JP Express                                                                                                                    Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Narita
Antonov Airlines                                                                                                                                      Fairbanks                
ANA Cargo                                                                                                                   Naha, Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Narita
Asiana Cargo                                Anchorage, Atlanta, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Brussels, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Guangzhou, Hong Kong
                                                                     , London-Stansted, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Domodedovo, Nagoya-Centrair, New York-JFK, Osaka-Kansai,
                                                                       Oslo-Gardermoen, Penang, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Tianjin, Vienna, Yantai
Atlas Air                                                                                                                                       Chicago-O'Hare, Hong Kong
Aviacon Zitotrans                                                                                                                                     Yekaterinburg
Cardig Air                                                                                                                                            Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta
Cargolux                                                                                                                                                       Luxemburg
Cathay Pacific Cargo                                                                                                                 Hong Kong, Osaka-Kansai
China Cargo Airlines                                                                                                                                 Shanghai-Pudong
China Postal Airlines                                                                                                                              Beijing-Capital, Yantai
Emirates SkyCargo                                                                                                                            Dubai, Osaka-Kansai
Evergreen International Airlines                                                                                                             Shanghai-Pudong
FedEx Express                                                           Anchorage, Beijing-Capital, Guangzhou, Los Angeles, Memphis, Newark, New York-JFK, Shanghai-Pudong
Grandstar Cargo                                                                                                                                         Tianjin
Kalitta Air                                                                                                                                Anchorage, Chicago-O'Hare, New York-JFK
Korean Air Cargo                                     Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Boston, Brussels, Campinas, Chicago-O'Hare, Chennai, Cheongju,
                                                                    Copenhagen, Dallas/Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Istanbul-Ataturk, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta,
                                                                       Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Manila, Miami, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Navoiy
                                                                        , New York-JFK, Osaka-Kansai, Oslo-Gardermoen, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Penang, Qingdao, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma,
                                                                                  Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Stockholm-Arlanda, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Toronto-Pearson, Vienna, Xiamen, Zaragoza
                                                                                                                                                             Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse
Lufthansa Cargo                                                                                                                             Frankfurt, Krasnoyarsk
MASkargo                                                                                                                                                     Kuala Lumpur
Midex Airlines                                                                                                                                              Al Ain
Nippon Cargo Airlines                                                                                                      Osaka-Kansai, Shanghai-Pudong, Tokyo-Narita
Nordic Global Airlines                                                                                                                              Helsinki
Polar Air Cargo                                                  Anchorage, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Shanghai-Pudong, Taipei-Taoyuan
Polet Airlines                                                                                                                                        Voronezh
Qantas Freight                                                                                                                           Chicago-O'Hare, Sydney
Qatar Airways Cargo                                                                                                                                      Doha
SAT Airlines Cargo                                                                                                                                   Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
SF Airlines                                                                                                                                                            Zhengzhou
Silk Way Airlines                                                                                                                                                Baku
Singapore Airlines Cargo                                                                                                                          Singapore
Southern Air                                                         Beijing-Capital, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Francisco
Tradewinds Airlines                                                                                                                                           San Juan
Turkish Airlines Cargo                                                                                                           Almaty, Bishkek, Istanbul-Ataturk
UPS Airlines                                                                      Almaty, Anchorage, Hong Kong, Indianapolis, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Taipei-Taoyuan, Zhengzhou
Volga-Dnepr Airlines                                                                                                                                       Krasnoyarsk
World Airways                                                                                                                         Anchorage, Hong Kong, Los Angeles
Yanda Airlines                                                                                                                               Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Yangtze River Express                                                                                                                  Hangzhou, Qingdao


Incheon International airport has won numerous awards since its opening, including"

In 1998, received ISO certifications in airport construction and airport services.
From 2002, won for three consecutive years, the Best Airport Award according to IATA and ACI.
In 2002, was rated second in the Best Airport Worldwide category according to IATA and ACI.
Incheon International Airport Corporation became the first in the world to receive ISO certification in airport services.
In 2005, won the Best Airport Worldwide 2005 award from AETRA Service Monitoring which was jointly conducted by IATA and ACI.
In 2006, received the ATRS' Top Asia-Pacific Efficiency Award after achieving a residual variable factor productivity efficiency value that was 57% higher than the average of those in the region.
In 2006, was awarded as the world's best airport based on a passenger survey conducted by the IATA.
Was named Best Airport Worldwide at the first Airport Service Quality Awards.
Received an ISO certification in the environmental category.
Was awarded the "Best in Service Award in Class" at the 1st International Conference on Airport Quality and Service by the IATA and the ACI.
Won the GT Tested Award for Best Airport in the World in January 2007.
Named by Global Traveler (GT) as the Best Airport in the World for the second straight year in January 2008.
Has been named World's Best Airport for 2009, in the World Airport Survey results published by Skytrax.
In 2010 it was ranked the second-best airport in the world by Skytrax, behind Singapore Changi Airport, based on a customer satisfaction survey.
In 2012 Incheon airport ranked number 1 by Skytrax.

Year                                                        Award                                                                                      Category                                            Results               
2009                                          Airport Service Quality Awards
                                                         by Airports Council International                                       Best Airport Worldwide                            Won                                 
                                                                                                                                                                   Best Airport in Asia-Pacific                            Won
                                                                                                                                                    Best Airport by Size (25–40 million passenger)           Won
2010                                                                                                                                                     Best Airport Worldwide                             Won               
2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Won               

Accidents and incidents

No serious or fatal accidents or incidents have been recorded to date at the airport.

Accidents and incidents involving the airport
On 17 December 2005 a GE90-94B engine failed on an Air France Boeing 777 flying from Incheon International Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport resulting in an unscheduled landing in Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia.
On 16 June 2011, Asiana Airlines Flight 324 operated by Airbus A321-200 HL7763 between Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, China and Incheon International Airport was fired upon by two soldiers of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps as it came into land at Incheon. A total of 99 rounds were discharged at the aircraft, which was out of range and made a safe landing without sustaining any damage. The soldiers had misidentified the aircraft as belonging to the North Korean military, and were acting on orders that gave them permission to engage without reference to senior officers, following the Bombardment of Yeonpyeong in November 2010.

Ground transport

Airport buses are called limousine buses and are available outside the arrival areas on the first floor. For standard limousine buses travel to Gimpo Airport & Songjeong Station costs around 5,000 won, while the fare for most routes to downtown Seoul is 9,000 - 10,000 won. Deluxe buses are express buses with wider seats costing 7,000 won to Gimpo and 14,000 - 15,000 won to most parts of Seoul.

Limousine Bus
Limousine Bus (to Seoul)
6001 : Myeongdong, Namdaemun Market, Seoul Station, Samgakji Station, Yongsan Station, Gimpo International Airport
6002 : Cheongnyangni Station[disambiguation needed], Jegi-dong, Sinseol-dong, Dongdaemun, Jongno, Gwanghwamun, Chungjeongno Station, Hapjeong Station
6003 : Seoul National University, Bongcheon Station, Guro, Mok-dong, Balsan Station, Gimpo International Airport
6004 : Gasan Digital Complex, Geumcheon-gu Office Station, Seoksu Station, Gwangmyeong Station (KTX)
6005 : City Hall, Gwanghwamun, Dongnimmun Station, Muakjae Station, Hongje Station, Digital Media City Station, Susaek Station
6006 : Gangdong, Cheonho Station, Jamsil Station (Lotte World), Sports Complex, COEX (Samseong Station), Apgujeong Station
6007 : Gimpo International Airport
6008 : Yeongdeungpo Station, Yeongdeungpo Market Station, Dangsan Station, Yeomchang Station, Balsan Station, Gimpo International Airport
6009 : Irwon-dong, Gaepo-dong, Yangjae Station, Gangnam Station, Shinsa-dong
6011 : Wolgye-dong, Induk University, Dream Forest, Sungshin Women's Univ. Station, Hansung Univ. Station, Changgyeonggung, Changdeokgung, Gyeongbokgung Station, Yonsei University, Mapo-gu Office Station
6012 : Gupabal Station, Yeonsinnae Station, Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal, Bulgwang Station, Yeokchon Station, Eungam Station, Sangam-dong
6013 : Myeonmok-dong, Janghanpyeong Station, Gunja Station, Sejong University, Konkuk University, Jayang-dong, Yeongdong Bridge
6014 : Gwangmyeong Station (KTX), Soha-dong, Gwangmyeong Gymnasium, Cheolsan Station, Oryu-dong, Seobu Truck Terminal, West Seoul lake Park, Gimpo International Airport
6015 : Myeongdong, Namdaemun Market, Seoul Station, Chungjeongno Station, Ahyeon-dong, Gongdeok Station
6016 : Seoul National University of Education, Nambu Bus Terminal, Bangbae Station, Sadang Station, Isu Station, Heukseok-dong
6017 : Seoul National University Hoam Faculty House, Nakseongdae, Bongcheon Station, Lotte Department Store (Gwanak), Guro Digital Complex, Boramae Park
6018 : Sheraton Seoul Dcubecity Hotel, Sindorim Station, Omokgyo Station, Mok-dong, Sinmokdong Station, Jeungmi Station, Gayang Station
6020 : Yeoksam Station, Gangnam Station, Seoul National University of Education Station, Seoul Express Bus Terminal, Sin-Banpo, Gu-Banpo
6030 : IP Boutique Hotel, Hangangjin Station, Hannam Station, Dongbuichon-dong, 63 Building, Yeouido, National Assembly Building
6100 : Mangu Station, Sangbong Station, Junghwa Station, Meokgol Station, Taereung Station, Hagye Station, Junggye Station, Nowon Station, Madeul Station, Surak Terminal
6101 : Surak Terminal, Suraksan Station, Ssangmun Station, Suyu Station, Miasamgeori, Jeongneung, Gimpo International Airport
6103 : Trade Center (City Airport)
6105 : Gimpo International Airport
6300 : Godeok Station, Myeongil Station, Gubeundari Station, Gil-dong Station, Dunchon-dong Station, Ogeum Station, Police Hospital, Suseo Station

KAL Limousine
6701 : City Hall
6702 : Mapo, Seoul Station, Namsan, Yaksu Station
6703 : Sapyeong Station, Gangnam
6704 : COEX (Samseong Station)
6705 : Jamsil (Lotte World), Dongseoul Bus Terminal, Gwangnaru Station
6707 : Songdo, Gimpo International Airport

Intercity Bus
Daejeon, Seosan, Cheonan, Cheongju, Chungju, Gwangju, Gunsan, Gwangyang, Mokpo, Yeosu, Jeonju, Dongdaegu, Gumi, Gimcheon, Masan, Changwon, Busan, Andong, Ulsan, Gangneung, Wonju, Chuncheon, Taebaek, Hongcheon

The Incheon International Airport Railroad airport express (or AREX, and styled as A'REX) station is located in the Transport Centre adjacent to the main terminal building and provides high-speed services to Gimpo Airport and Seoul. The AREX trains can speed up to 120 km/h, almost two times faster than a normal subway train. Passengers can choose a high-speed service stopping only at Incheon and Seoul, which takes 43 minutes between Incheon and Seoul but departs only every half-hour; or the all-station service, with a slightly longer journey time of 53 minutes but a more frequent departure timetable of every six minutes. Many of the stations along the AREX line provide connections to the Incheon Subway and Seoul Metropolitan Subway.

Commuter railway stations

Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport Cargo Terminal (3min)
Unseo (7 min)
Geomam (21 min)
Gyeyang (26.5 min, transfer to Incheon Subway Line 1)
Gimpo Airport (33 min, transfer to Seoul Subway Line 5, Seoul Subway Line 9)
Digital Media City Station (transfer to Line 6, Gyeongui Line)
Hongik University Station (transfer to Line 2, Gyeongui Line))
Gongdeok Station (transfer to Line 5 and Line 6, Gyeongui Line))
Seoul Station (50 min, transfer to Line 1, Line 4 and Gyeongui Line)

Express railway stations

Incheon International Airport
Seoul Station (40 min, transfer to Line 1, Line 4 and Gyeongui Line)

Korea Train eXpress (planned)
Korean Transport and Maritime Affairs plan to construct a link line between Incheon International Airport Railroad and Gyeongui Line (Gyeongbu Line) by 2012~2013. This plan will bring KTX service to Incheon International Airport.
Gyeongbu High Speed Railway
Incheon International Airport Station (0 min, starting point)
Seoul Station (40 min???check distance)
Osong Station {1 hour 28 min, transfer to KTX Honam Line (2014)}
Daejeon Station (1 hour 39 min)
Dongdaegu Station (2 hours 27 min)
Ulsan Station (2 hours 57 min)
Busan Station (3 hours 19 min)
Honam Line {Yongsan ~ Seodaejeon: High speed lines (Gyeongbu Line), Seodaejeon ~ Mokpo: Conventional lines -> Honam High speed line (Osong ~ Mokpo) will be finished by 2014}
Incheon International Airport Station (0 min, starting point)
Seoul – Yongsan Station (44 min???check distance)
Osong Station {1 hour 28 min, transfer to KTX Gyeongbu Line (2014)}
Daejeon – Seodaejeon Station (1 hour 43 min)
Iksan Station (2 hours 37 min)
Gwangju·Songjeong Station (3 hours 27 min)
Mokpo Station (4 hours 2 min)

A maglev link is currently under construction. The first phase will be 6.1 km long spread over six stations taking riders from the airport toward the south-west of the island where a water park will be located. It will open in September 2013. Phase 2 will be 9.7 km long extending the line to the north-west of the island. Phase 3 will add 37.4 km making the line into a circle.

The airport provides a short term parking lot for 4,000 cars and a long term parking lot for 6,000 cars. Shuttle services connect the long term parking lot to the passenger terminal and the cargo terminal. Car rental is located near the long term parking lot. Link to the main land is provided by the toll Yeongjong Bridge and an expressway. A second expressway on the Incheon Bridge connects the island with central Incheon.

Taxis have three distinct colors: white (silver or yellow, orange) and black, and orange. "Normal taxis" (?? ??; ilban taeksi) are colored in white or yellow with a colored plastic "taxi" cap on the top of the car. "Deluxe taxis" (?? ??; mobeom taeksi) are black in color with gold accent/stripes with a plastic yellow "taxi" cap on the roof and are more expensive than regular taxis. Also available are "International Taxis" (?? ??; gukjae taxi) which has the phrase 'International Taxis', written on the side. International taxis are rare in Seoul. These are orange in color, as the Normal versions. International taxis service English, Japanese, and Chinese speaking drivers. Information can be found on and reservations are available too.

A ferry service connects Yeongjong-do to the mainland. However, the dock is located at considerable distance from the airport and an alternative means of transport must be sought upon arriving at the island to be able to get to the airport.

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