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

Construction Objectives

  • Size: Runway (3.5km), passenger and freight terminals, moorings, etc. (project cost: 7.54 trillion KRW)
  • Capacity: 35 million passengers and 990,000 tons of freight annually
  • Development Direction
    • 24-hour operational gateway airport with limited noise pollution
    • Safe international airport free of obstacles that can operate mid and long-distance flights
    • Logistics airport with outstanding accessibility and expandability for future needs
      * Increased accessibility within 60 minutes from anywhere in Bu-Ul-Gyeong areas by expanding transportation access

Gadeokdo New Airport view map

Gadeokdo New Airport Website (Korean)