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INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IIA) (IATA : ICN, ICAO : RKSI) (sometimes referred to as SEOUL–INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) is the largest airport in South Korea , the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area , and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Since 2005, it has been rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International every year. It is also rated as the world's cleanest airport and the world's best international transit airport by Skytrax .

The airport has a golf course , spa , private sleeping rooms, an ice skating rink, a casino , indoor gardens , and a Museum of Korean Culture . Airport authorities claim that average departure and arrival takes 19 minutes and 12 minutes respectively, as compared to worldwide average of 60 minutes and 45 minutes respectively, ranking it among 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 2013 by Business Traveller. Incheon International Airport also claims that it has only a 0.0001% baggage mishandling rate.

The airport opened for business on March 29, 2001 to replace the older Gimpo International Airport , which now serves mostly domestic destinations and shuttle flights to several East Asian metropolitan areas including Tokyo , Osaka , Beijing , Shanghai , and Taipei .

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.

The airport holds a record of being ranked the Best Airport Worldwide for 11 consecutive years by the Airports Council International (ACI)'s Airport Service Quality Award from 2005 to 2016, and has also been rated the world's best among airports of its size (25–40 million passengers) and region (Asia-Pacific) since 2012 due to the institution's decision to discontinue the Best Airport Worldwide category.

Seoul Incheon International Airport's terminal has 76 boarding gates altogether, with 44 in the main terminal and 30 in Concourse A.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Statistics

* 3 Construction Phases

* 3.1 Phase 1 * 3.2 Phase 2 * 3.3 Phase 3 * 3.4 Phase 4

* 4 Terminals

* 4.1 Main Terminal (To be renamed Terminal 1) * 4.2 Concourse * 4.3 Terminal 2 (Opening in October 2017)

* 5 Airlines and destinations

* 5.1 Passenger * 5.2 Cargo

* 6 Traffic and statistics

* 6.1 Top Destinations * 6.2 Annual Traffic * 6.3 Top carriers

* 7 Accolades * 8 Accidents and Incidents

* 9 Ground Transport

* 9.1 Public transport

* 9.1.1 Bus * 9.1.2 Rail * 9.1.3 Ferry

* 9.2 Car

* 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links

HISTORY

Location of Incheon International Airport on reclaimed land joining Yeongjong and Yongyu Islands

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, the government decided to build a new airport.

The new airport was originally planned to be located in Cheongju , 124 km far from Seoul, but due to its distance, it was opposed by Seoul and Gyeonggi citizens. Hwaseong was the other choice, but it was also rejected due to similar reasons. Finally the area chosen was Incheon .

In November 1992, the construction of the Incheon airport began on reclaimed land between Yeongjong Island and Youngyu Island, and took eight years to finish, with an additional six months for testing. Completion was initially scheduled for 1997 but delayed due to the economic crisis. Finally, the airport was officially opened on March 29, 2001.

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, taxiways, 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 January 10, 2008 to build Yeongjong Medical Centre, which was completed in 2012. This hospital is currently serving nearby residents and some of Korea's annual 30,000 medical tourists .

STATISTICS

Located 48 km (30 mi) west of Seoul , the capital and the 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 2014. In that year, 40,785,953 international passengers used the airport.

The airport opened for business in early 2001 to replace the older Gimpo International Airport, which now serves mostly domestic destinations plus shuttle flights to alternate airports in China , Japan , and Taiwan . Incheon Airport from the Air, 2013

CONSTRUCTION PHASES

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

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In Phase 1, the airport had a capacity of 30 million passengers annually, and a cargo capacity of 1.7 million metric tonnes annually. 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 and Partners and Samoo Architects "> Airport Layout

MAIN TERMINAL (TO BE RENAMED TERMINAL 1)

The main passenger terminal (measuring 594,000 square meters) 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. The terminal has 44 boarding ports (all of which can accommodate the new Airbus A380), 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. In 2015, an automatic check-in counter lane was introduced, where people traveling via Korean Air , Asiana Airlines and China Southern Airlines can use. Instead of having airport staff at the counter, there is a machine where travelers input their flight information, scan their passports, receive their flight tickets and lastly, load the luggage onto the conveyor. This system was planned to be introduced in Terminal 2, but in May 2015 Incheon Airport used one of the counter islands for the unmanned luggage handling system.

CONCOURSE

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 six lounges(Asiana Airlines/ Star Alliance , Singapore Airlines/Star Alliance, Cathay Pacific/ Oneworld , Japan Airlines/Oneworld, Korean Air/ SkyTeam , and China Eastern Airlines/SkyTeam).

TERMINAL 2 (OPENING IN OCTOBER 2017)

A new passenger terminal will be opened in October 2017. Korean Air , KLM , Delta Air Lines , Aeroméxico and Air France will be relocated to the future Terminal 2.

AIRLINES AND DESTINATIONS

PASSENGER

AIRLINES DESTINATIONS

Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo

Aeroflot operated by Aurora Khabarovsk , Vladivostok , Yuzhno–Sakhalinsk

Aeroméxico Mexico City

AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International

Air Astana Almaty , Astana

Air Canada Toronto–Pearson , Vancouver

Air China Beijing–Capital , Chengdu , Chongqing , Dandong , Hangzhou , Hefei , Qingdao , Tianjin , Wenzhou , Yanji

Air France Paris– Charles de Gaulle

Air India Delhi , Hong Kong , Mumbai

Air Macau Macau

Air Seoul Guam (begins 12 September 2017), Hiroshima , Hong Kong (begins 31 October 2017), Kota Kinabalu , Kumamoto , Macau , Nagasaki , Tokyo–Narita (begins 31 October 2017), Osaka–Kansai (begins 12 September 2017), Shizuoka , Siem Reap , Takamatsu , Toyama , Ube , Yonago

Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino

American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth

Asiana Airlines Almaty , Astana , Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi , Beijing–Capital , Cebu , Changchun , Changsha , Chengdu , Chicago–O\'Hare , Chongqing , Clark , Da Nang , Dalian , Delhi , Frankfurt , Fukuoka , Guangzhou , Guilin , Hangzhou , Hanoi , Harbin , Ho Chi Minh City , Hong Kong , Honolulu , Istanbul–Atatürk , Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta , Jeju , Jinan , Kalibo , Khabarovsk , Koror , Kumamoto , London–Heathrow , Los Angeles , Macau , Manila , Miyazaki , Nagoya–Centrair , Nanjing , New York–JFK , Okinawa–Naha , Osaka–Kansai , Paris–Charles de Gaulle , Phnom Penh , Phuket , Qingdao , Rome–Fiumicino , Saipan , San Francisco , Sapporo–Chitose , Seattle/Tacoma , Sendai , Shanghai–Pudong , Shenzhen , Singapore , Sydney , Taipei–Taoyuan , Tashkent , Tianjin , Tokyo–Haneda , Tokyo–Narita , Weihai , Xi\'an , Yancheng , Yanji , Yantai , Yuzhno–Sakhalinsk SEASONAL: Asahikawa , Nha Trang SEASONAL CHARTER: Hailar , Lanzhou , Qiqihar , Venice

British Airways London–Heathrow

Cambodia Angkor Air Siem Reap

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong , Taipei–Taoyuan

Cebu Pacific Cebu , Kalibo , Manila

China Airlines Kaohsiung , Taipei–Taoyuan

China Eastern Airlines Changsha , Changzhou , Kunming , Nanjing , Nanning , Qingdao , Shanghai–Pudong , Taiyuan , Weihai , Wuxi , Xi\'an , Yancheng , Yantai , Zhengzhou

China Southern Airlines Beijing–Capital , Changsha , Changchun , Dalian , Guangzhou , Guiyang , Harbin , Jiamusi , Mudanjiang , Shanghai–Pudong , Shenyang , Shenzhen , Yanji , Zhengzhou , Wuhan SEASONAL: Nanning , Urumqi

Czech Airlines Prague

Delta Air Lines Atlanta , Detroit , Seattle/Tacoma

Eastar Jet Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi , Da Nang , Fukuoka , Hanoi , Hong Kong , Jinan , Kota Kinabalu , Okinawa–Naha , Osaka–Kansai , Phuket , Saipan , Sapporo–Chitose , Siem Reap , Taipei–Taoyuan , Tokyo–Narita

Emirates Dubai–International

Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa , Hong Kong

Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi

EVA Air Kaohsiung , Taichung , Taipei–Taoyuan

Finnair Helsinki

Garuda Indonesia Denpasar/Bali , Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta

Hawaiian Airlines Honolulu

Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong

HK Express Hong Kong

Japan Airlines Tokyo–Narita (ends 25 March 2018)

Jeju Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi , Cebu , Da Nang , Fukuoka , Guam , Hanoi , Hong Kong , Jiamusi , Kaohsiung , Kota Kinabalu , Macau , Manila , Nagoya–Centrair , Nha Trang , Okinawa–Naha , Osaka–Kansai , Phuket , Qingdao , Saipan , Sanya , Sapporo–Chitose , Shijiazhuang , Taipei–Taoyuan , Tokyo–Narita , Weihai , Yantai

Jin Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi , Cebu , Clark , Da Nang , Fukuoka , Guam , Hanoi , Hong Kong , Honolulu , Kitakyushu , Kota Kinabalu , Macau , Okinawa–Naha , Osaka–Kansai , Saipan , Sapporo–Chitose , Taipei–Taoyuan , Tokyo–Narita , Vientiane SEASONAL: Cairns

KLM Amsterdam

Korean Air Amsterdam , Aomori , Atlanta , Auckland , Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi , Barcelona , Beijing–Capital , Brisbane , Busan , Cairo , Cebu , Changsha , Chiang Mai , Chicago–O\'Hare , Colombo , Da Nang , Daegu , Dalian , Dallas/Fort Worth , Delhi , Denpasar/Bali , Dubai–International , Frankfurt , Fukuoka , Guam , Guangzhou , Guiyang , Hakodate , Hanoi , Hefei , Ho Chi Minh City , Hong Kong , Honolulu , Houston–Intercontinental , Huangshan , Irkutsk , Istanbul–Atatürk , Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta , Jeju , Jinan , Kagoshima , Kathmandu , Komatsu , Koror , Kuala Lumpur–International , Kunming , Las Vegas , London–Heathrow , Los Angeles , Madrid , Malé , Manila , Milan–Malpensa , Moscow–Sheremetyevo , Mumbai , Nadi , Nagoya–Centrair , Nanning , New York–JFK , Nha Trang , Niigata , Oita , Okayama , Okinawa–Naha , Osaka–Kansai , Paris– Charles de Gaulle , Phnom Penh , Phuket , Prague , Qingdao , Rome–Fiumicino , San Francisco , Sapporo–Chitose , Seattle/Tacoma , Shanghai–Pudong , Shenyang , Shenzhen , Singapore , 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: Akita , Saint Petersburg

Lao Airlines Vientiane

LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin

Lufthansa Frankfurt , Munich

Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International

Mandarin Airlines Kaohsiung , Taichung , Taipei–Taoyuan

MIAT Mongolian Airlines Ulan Bator

Myanmar Airways International Mandalay , Yangon

Pan Pacific Airlines Kalibo

Peach Okinawa–Naha , Osaka–Kansai , Tokyo–Haneda

Philippine Airlines Cebu , Clark , Kalibo , Manila SEASONAL: Bacolod

Philippine Airlines operated by PAL Express Tagbilaran

Philippines AirAsia Cebu , Kalibo , Manila

Qatar Airways Doha

S7 Airlines Novosibirsk , Vladivostok SEASONAL: Irkutsk

Scoot Singapore , Taipei–Taoyuan

Shandong Airlines Jinan , Qingdao , Yantai

Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Pudong

Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen , Xi\'an , Yantai

Sichuan Airlines Chengdu

Singapore Airlines Los Angeles , Singapore

Sky Angkor Airlines Siem Reap , Sihanoukville

Spring Airlines Shanghai–Pudong , Shijiazhuang

Thai AirAsia X Bangkok–Don Mueang

Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi , Hong Kong , Taipei–Taoyuan

Tianjin Airlines Tianjin

Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk

T\'way Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi , Da Nang , Fukuoka , Guam , Haikou , Ho Chi Minh City , Jinan , Kumamoto , Macau , Ningbo , Oita , Okinawa–Naha , Osaka–Kansai , Qingdao , Saga , Saipan , Sapporo–Chitose , Tokyo–Narita , Vientiane , Wenzhou

Uni Air Taichung , Taipei–Taoyuan

United Airlines San Francisco , Tokyo–Narita (ends 28 October 2017)

Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent

VietJet Air Da Nang , Hai Phong , Hanoi , Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Airlines Da Nang , Hanoi , Ho Chi Minh City

XiamenAir Fuzhou , Quanzhou , Xiamen

Yakutia Airlines SEASONAL: Blagoveshchensk , Ulan–Ude , Yakutsk

CARGO

AIRLINES DESTINATIONS

Air China Cargo Beijing–Capital , Shanghai–Pudong

Air France Cargo Paris– Charles de Gaulle

Air Hong Kong Hong Kong

Air Incheon Jinan , Qingdao , Tokyo–Narita , Ulan Bator , Yantai , Yuzhno–Sakhalinsk

AirBridgeCargo Moscow–Domodedovo , Moscow–Sheremetyevo , Saint Petersburg

ANA Cargo Okinawa—Naha , Osaka–Kansai , Tokyo–Narita

Asiana Cargo Anchorage , Atlanta , Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi , Brussels , Chicago–O\'Hare , Dallas/Fort Worth , Frankfurt , Guangzhou , Hong Kong , London–Stansted , Los Angeles , Manila , Miami , Milan–Malpensa , Moscow–Domodedovo , Nagoya–Centrair , New York–JFK , Osaka–Kansai , Saint Petersburg , San Francisco , Seattle/Tacoma , Shanghai–Pudong , Singapore , Tianjin , Tokyo–Narita , Tokyo–Haneda , Vienna , Yantai

Cargolux Luxembourg City

Cathay Pacific Cargo Hong Kong , Osaka–Kansai

Centurion Air Cargo Miami

China Cargo Airlines Shanghai–Pudong

China Postal Airlines Beijing–Capital , Xi\'an , Yantai

DHL Aviation operated by AeroLogic Leipzig/Halle

DHL Aviation operated by Atlas Air Chicago–O\'Hare , Cincinnati , Hong Kong

DHL Aviation operated by Kalitta Air Anchorage , Chicago–O\'Hare , Cincinnati , New York–JFK , Shanghai–Pudong

DHL Aviation operated by Southern Air Beijing–Capital , Chicago–O\'Hare , Cincinnati , Dallas/Fort Worth , Hong Kong , Los Angeles , New York–JFK , San Francisco

DHL Aviation operated by Polar Air Cargo Anchorage , Cincinnati , Hong Kong , Los Angeles , Melbourne , Shanghai–Pudong , Singapore , Sydney , Taipei–Taoyuan

Emirates SkyCargo Dubai–Al Maktoum , Osaka–Kansai

Etihad Cargo Abu Dhabi

FedEx Express Anchorage , Beijing–Capital , Guangzhou , Los Angeles , Memphis , Shanghai–Pudong

Hong Kong Airlines Cargo Hong Kong

Korean Air Cargo Amsterdam , Atlanta , Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi , Basel/Mulhouse , Beijing–Capital , Bogotá , Boston , Brussels , Campinas , Chicago–O\'Hare , Chennai , Cheongju , Copenhagen , Dallas/Fort Worth , Frankfurt , Guadalajara , Guangzhou , Hanoi , Ho Chi Minh City , Hong Kong , Istanbul–Atatürk , Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta , Kuala Lumpur–International , Lima , London–Heathrow , London–Stansted , Los Angeles , Manila , Miami , Milan–Malpensa , Moscow–Sheremetyevo , Mumbai , Navoi , New York–JFK , Osaka–Kansai , Oslo–Gardermoen , Paris– Charles de Gaulle , Penang , Qingdao , San Francisco , Seattle/Tacoma , Shanghai–Pudong , Singapore , Stockholm–Arlanda , Sydney , Tehran–Imam Khomeini , Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion , Tokyo–Narita , Tokyo–Haneda , Toronto–Pearson , Vancouver , Vienna , Xiamen , Zaragoza

Lufthansa Cargo Frankfurt , Krasnoyarsk

Nippon Cargo Airlines Osaka–Kansai , Shanghai–Pudong , Tokyo–Narita

Okay Airways Cargo Tianjin

Polet Airlines Voronezh

Qantas Freight Chicago–O\'Hare , Sydney

Qatar Airways Cargo Doha

SF Airlines Zhengzhou

Sky Lease Cargo Miami

Silk Way Airlines Baku

Turkish Airlines Cargo Almaty , Bishkek , Istanbul–Atatürk

UPS Airlines Almaty , Anchorage , Hong Kong , Qingdao , Shenzhen , Taipei–Taoyuan , Zhengzhou

Uzbekistan Airlines Cargo Tehran–Imam Khomeini

Volga-Dnepr Airlines Krasnoyarsk

Yangtze River Express Hangzhou , Qingdao , Shanghai–Pudong

Korean Air planes awaiting departure Korean Air A330 taxiing out at Incheon Airport

TRAFFIC AND STATISTICS

Incheon airport is eighth busiest internationally.

TOP DESTINATIONS

Busiest international routes (2015) RANK AIRPORT PASSENGERS OPERATING AIRLINES

1 Hong Kong 3,073,664 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Eastar Jet , Jeju Air , Jin Air , Air India , Cathay Pacific , Ethiopian Airlines , HK Express , Thai Airways

2 Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 2,091,049 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Eastar Jet , Jeju Air , Jin Air , T\'way Airlines , Thai Airways

3 Osaka–Kansai 1,834,724 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Eastar Jet , Jeju Air , Jin Air , T\'way Airlines , Peach

4 Shanghai–Pudong 1,826,338 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , China Eastern Airlines , Shanghai Airlines , Spring Airlines

5 Tokyo–Narita 1,679,920 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Eastar Jet , Jeju Air , Jin Air , T\'way Airlines , Japan Airlines , United Airlines

6 Manila 1,405,743 Asiana Airlines , Cebu Pacific , Jeju Air , Korean Air Philippine Airlines , Philippines AirAsia

7 Taipei–Taoyuan 1,372,985 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Eastar Jet , Jeju Air , Jin Air , Cathay Pacific , China Airlines , EVA Air , Mandarin Airlines , Scoot , Thai Airways , Uni Air

8 Qingdao 1,357,597 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Jeju Air , T\'way Airlines , Air China , China Eastern Airlines , Shandong Airlines

9 Fukuoka 1,317,312 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Eastar Jet , Jeju Air , Jin Air , T\'way Airlines

10 Singapore 1,238,581 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Scoot , Singapore Airlines

11 Beijing–Capital 1,116,852 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Air China , China Southern Airlines

12 Hanoi 1,063,603 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Jeju Air , Jin Air , VietJet Air , Vietnam Airlines

13 Los Angeles 1,054,387 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines

14 Cebu 893,049 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Jeju Air , Jin Air , AirAsia Philippines , Cebu Pacific , Philippine Airlines

15 Ho Chi Minh City 840,760 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , T\'way Airlines , VietJet Air , Vietnam Airlines

16 Guam 757,653 Korean Air , Jeju Air , Jin Air , T\'way Airlines

17 New York–JFK 680,468 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines

18 Guangzhou 651,301 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , China Southern Airlines

19 Kuala Lumpur 649,984 Korean Air , AirAsia X , Malaysia Airlines

20 San Francisco 646,652 Korean Air , Asiana Airlines , Singapore Airlines , United Airlines

_Source: Korea Airpotal_

The top seven domestic destinations are shown below:

Busiest domestic routes (2015) RANK AIRPORT PASSENGERS

1 Busan 353,268

2 Daegu 119,099

3 Jeju 88,371

_Source: KAC Airport statics_

ANNUAL TRAFFIC

YEARS PASSENGERS Aircraft

Operations CARGO

2001 14,542,290 86,807 1,186,015

2002 20,924,171 126,094 1,705,928

2003 19,789,874 130,185 1,843,055

2004 24,084,072 149,776 2,133,444

2005 26,051,466 160,843 2,150,139

2006 28,191,116 182,007 2,336,571

2007 31,227,897 211,404 2,555,580

2008 29,973,522 211,102 2,423,717

2009 28,549,770 198,918 2,313,002

2010 33,478,925 214,835 2,684,499

2011 35,062,366 229,580 2,539,222

2012 38,970,864 254,037 2,456,724

2013 41,482,828 271,224 2,464,385

2014 45,512,099 290,043 2,557,681

2015 49,281,220 305,446 2,595,677

2016 57,765,397 339,673 2,714,341

_Source: IIAC Airport Statistics_

TOP CARRIERS

In 2015, the twelve carriers with the largest percentage of passengers flying into, out of, or through Incheon are as follows:

TOP CARRIERS (2015) RANK CARRIER Domestic Passengers International Passengers TOTAL %

1 Korean Air 471,664 14,990,026 15,461,690 31.37%

2 Asiana Airlines 79,016 11,363,072 11,442,088 23.22%

3 Jeju Air 1,761 2,170,003 2,171,764 4.41%

4 Jin Air 2,502 1,787,196 1,789,698 3.63%

5 China Southern Airlines - 1,590,590 1,590,590 3.23%

6 China Eastern Airlines - 1,501,667 1,501,667 3.05%

7 Cathay Pacific - 1,038,164 1,038,164 2.11%

8 Air China - 1,024,053 1,024,053 2.08%

9 Thai Airways International - 851,225 851,225 1.73%

10 Eastar Jet 3,130 833,571 836,701 1.70%

11 Tway Airlines 1,540 782,022 783,562 1.59%

12 Philippine Airlines - 669,116 669,116 1.36%

ACCOLADES

Incheon International airport has been the recipient of a number of awards since its opening, including:

* Best Airport Worldwide at the first Airport Service Quality Awards in 2007. * 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. * Named World's Best Airport for 2009, in the World Airport Survey results published by Skytrax. * In 2012 it was ranked the best airport in the world by Skytrax.

YEAR AWARD CATEGORY RESULTS REF

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 passengers) Won

2010 Best Airport Worldwide Won

2011 Won

ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS

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 in to 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

A limousine bus at Incheon Airport bound for Jamsil Subway Station in Seoul

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Bus

Airport buses are called limousine buses. Standard limousine buses travel to Gimpo Airport "> Taxi stand and bus stop maps outside arrival areas. AREX 2000 series EMU with Commuter train service

Rail

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. It provides service to Gimpo International Airport and Seoul. Many of the stations along the AREX line provide connections to the Incheon Subway and Seoul Metropolitan Subway .

Seoul station city airport has check-in and immigration facilities before arrival at the airport.

The Korea Train eXpress (KTX) operates at the same station as AREX. However, it uses a different platform. It operates 20 times per day from Incheon airport. It operates twelve times on the Gyeonbu line , twice on the Gyeonjeon line , four times on the Honam line , and twice on the Jeolla line .

The maglev opened in February 2016. The first phase is 6.1 km long, spread over six stations, taking riders from the airport toward the south-west of the island where a water park is located. 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, transforming the line into a circle. Incheon Airport KTX terminal

Ferry

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

CAR

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. A link to the mainland is provided by the toll Yeongjong Bridge and an expressway . A second expressway on the Incheon Bridge connects the island with central Incheon .

SEE ALSO

* Korea portal * Aviation portal

* Transportation in South Korea * List of Korea-related topics * List of airports in South Korea * Busiest airports in South Korea by passenger traffic

REFERENCES

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