Title : Opening of the Incheon International Airport (IIA)
Stamp Serial#
2146 
KPC#
C-1644 
MICHEL#
2173 
StanGib#
2486 
Scott#
2047 
Date of Issue
03/29/2001 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
The Passenger Terminal, Observatory, and the Logo of the Incheon International Airport 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
40mm*30mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5*4 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Incheon International Airport (IIA), known as the Winged City, one of the largest sea-borne airports in the world, opened for commercial operations on March 29, 2001.

Built on a 17,000,000 pyeong (56,100,000 square meters) of reclaimed land between Yeongjong-do (Island) and Yongyu-do (Island), some of the IIA's facilities include, among others : two parallel longer and larger type of runways of 3,750-meter long each; a 150,040 pyeong (496,000 square meters) passenger terminal building; and four cargo terminal buildings with a combined floor space of 53,000 pyeong (175,000 square meters). The opening phase of IIA has an annual handling capacity of 27 millions passengers and 1.7 million metric tons of cargo. IIA is the first airport in Korea to operate all-round the clock. IIA can serve a wide variety of aircraft types and sizes including future new larger aircraft. The state-of-the-art airport is equipped with an integrated communication system for optimal operational efficiency. Its CAT IIA Navigation Aids (NAVAIDS) enables safe landing and take-off. The airport is well served by multifacilities for one-stop services in business, leisure, shopping and lodging.

Geographically and strategically located at the aviation routes connecting Northeast to North America and Europe, IIA, as the gateway for the world, will therefore contribute to the development of air transportation in the region.

IIA, with its prime goal of offering passengers the most safety, convenience and comfort in our environmental friendliness and modern design, has pioneered aviation history towards better prosperity for the worid in the 21st Century.