The Incheon International Airport (IIA) (인천 국제 공항, Incheon Gukje Gongshang) is the largest airport in South Korea and one of the largest in Asia . He is on to Incheon island belonging Yeongjongdo in the Yellow Sea , 52 kilometers west of Seoul . The Incheon Airport is the hub of Korean Air , Asiana Airlines and Cargo 360 . The airport was opened in 2001, replacing the international air traffic to Gimpo International Airport . Gimpo serves now, apart from flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport , only inter-Korean flights.
The airport is the backbone of the international civil aviation and air cargo transport in East Asia . He is, in terms of traffic volume , the seventh largest airport in Asia, behind Tokyo International Airport ( Tokyo ) Airport Beijing ( Beijing ), Hong Kong International Airport ( Hong Kong ), Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi ( Bangkok ), Singapore Changi Airport ( Singapore ), and Narita Airport (near Tokyo).
The 130 Freeway connects the airport to the mainland, part of which is the Yeongjong Bridge. In addition, there since October 2009, a second road link via the Incheon Bridge . There are regular bus connections exist to the whole of South Korea , as well as ferries to Incheon and other nearby ports. In addition, a highway between Incheon and was Gimpo International Airport completed, which connects the domestic air traffic and the international airport. An improvement that makes it much easier to travel from South Korean regions to Incheon, and from there to all airports in the world. The Incheon International Airport Railroad link to Gimpo International Airport connects the two airports in a good 30 minutes driving time. Extensions to the Seoul railway station followed by late 2010.
A special feature are applied in the approach paths to the north and south of the recognizable from a great height lettering INCHEON in 40-meter-high white letters.
Already the AETRA passenger survey in 2005 showed that the airport was the best airport in its category.  The airport was also the price Best service at the first International Conference on Airport Quality and Service of IATA and the ACI awarded. In 2007 he took second place in the category Best Airport worldwide , behind the airport, Hong Kong , but before the Singapore airport . In 2009 he was finally able to move up to first place. This result is based on a survey of 8.6 million passengers on more than 190 airports worldwide. 2011 was the airport by the Airports Council International, again chosen for its service quality for the best airport in the world.