Kitakyushu Airport (北九州空港 Kitakyūshū-kūkō?) (IATA: KKJ, ICAO: RJFR) is an airport in Kokuraminami-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Japan. It is built on an artificial island in the western Seto Inland Sea, 3 km (1.9 mi) away from the main body of the city. It opened on March 16, 2006, as New Kitakyushu Airport (新北九州空港 Shin-kitakyūshū-kūkō?) but was renamed in 2008. It is designated a second class airport, and it has some international charter flights.