MFSG Releases Asahikawa Airport for MSFS

MFSG has recently released their rendition of Asahikawa Airport (RJEC) for Microsoft Flight Simulator, serving Asahikawa in Hokkaido, with a yearly average of 1 million passengers.

After half a decade of planning, the airport was inaugurated in 1966, with scheduled service beginning that same year with Japan Domestic Airlines, flying a NAMC YS-11 to Tokyo Haneda via Okadama. It was primarily seasonal until 1970 when there was finally a year-round flight to Tokyo.

Nearly twenty years later, the airport was briefly closed for expansion work, with its sole runway being extended from 1,200 meters to 1,640 in February 1982 and then to 2,000 meters in November 1982, allowing the operation of larger jet aircraft like the DC-9, the MD-80, and the Airbus A300.

In 2016, the administration made plans to build a new international terminal to the south of the old one, with 5,700 square meters of constructed area, targeting 500,000 international passengers yearly by 2030. It opened in November 2018.

The airport is served by Air Do, All Nippon Airways (seasonally), Asiana Airlines, Japan Airlines, Tigerair Taiwan, and T’way Air.

The scenery features an accurate rendition of the airport, with an up-to-date ground layout, custom jetways, custom ground textures, AI traffic compatibility, and more.

It’s available on SimMarket for roughly $13.38, requiring at least 31.97 MB of free hard disk space to install.

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