Busan City Hall

City Government

Construction Objectives

  • 24-hour airport with minimal noise pollution
  • Safe airport with neither obstacles nor limitations on mid and long-distance flights
  • Minimize environmental damage
  • Outstanding accessibility and expandability in line with future needs
  • Capable of resolving the following problems of Gimhae New Airport (plan):
    1. ① Short runways and load limitations due to mountainous terrain with difficulty facilitating long distance flights
    2. ② Not allowed 24-hour operations due to curfew time (11pm – 6 am)
    3. ③ Unable to handle 38 million passengers annually due to the operational nature of the V-shaped runway.
    4. ④ Difficulty securing landing precision safety and missed approaches with surface obstacles having been maintained
    5. ⑤ Once full capacity is reached (runways, taxiways, etc.) in the future, additional expansion is impossible.
    6. ⑥ Noise-stricken areas in Busan and Gimhae will expand with direct impact on the habitats of migratory birds.
    7. ⑦ Conflicts with development plans for surrounding areas, such as Eco Delta City and R&D Special Zone

Gadeokdo New Airport view map

Gadeokdo New Airport Website (Korean)