The main access point for visitors to Okinawa is the Naha Airport, often referred to as the Okinawa Airport. It has both an international and domestic building, which are located only 100 meters apart. The airport sets the stage for the tropical island feel, with tropical plants and fish tanks featuring local marine life. The terminals were upgraded in 1999, and have a complete array of shops and restaurants, plus a children’s area and game center.
Typhoons are common in Okinawa, especially from July through September, and flights are delayed or canceled if there is any risk of danger. The Naha airport is accustomed to dealing with this; you should contact your carrier directly if you have any questions about what to do.
Procedures for arrivals and departures are like those at other airlines in Japan. However, if you are traveling from Southeast Asia, you will also be asked to fill out a health questionnaire. Naha Airport is easily accessed by the Yui Rail, which is the Okinawa Urban Monorail. Most resort hotels offer shuttle buses. There are also limousine buses and taxis which serve the airport.
International Flights and flying times into Naha Airport are:
|Taipei||1hr 30mins||China Airlines|
|Hong Kong||2hrs 30mins||Hong Kong Express|
|Shanghai||2hrs||China Eastern Airlines|
Useful information about the Naha Airport can be found at: http://www.okinawa-information.com/naha-airport-oka-okinawa