Yeosu Airport is a public airport operated by the Korean Airports Corporation. It is located in the city of Yeosu in the province of South Jeolla Province in South Korea. 618,970 passengers travelled through the airport in 2011. Following the completion of a new runway in 2005, the airport provided more services and added more flights via medium-sized aircraft. It serves as a hub in the eastern Jeollanamdo area. It operates flights to Gimpo (Monday through Saturday, eight times per day) and Jeju (once daily on Friday and Sunday) via Asiana Airlines and Korean Air. The airport has an information desk, a convenience store, restaurant, snack bar, and rent a car office.
Yeosu is a coastal city that was originally founded in 1949 (the old city) and then merged with Yeocheon County to become a new city in 1998. It is one of South Korea’s most picturesque port cities, especially at night. It is popular for its seafood, beaches, flowers and marinas, and has been developing as an international ocean resort and tourist destination. In fact, it was selected as a host city for the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu Harbor. Visit the beautiful Hyangiram Hermitage, which offers great views of the sea and scattered islands that make up Yeosu Peninsula; wander inside the Replica turtle ship, a replica of one of Admiral Yi's famous turtle ships; see Jinnamgwan, the largest one-storey wooden pavilion in the country and houses a small museum; and marvel at the enchanting Dolsan bridge, especially at night. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes around the areas where you can see the beautifully lit bridge from a distance; and lounge and relax in Manseongri Black Sand Beach, the only black sand beach in South Korea and a hotspot for locals and tourists alike.
How to get around within Yeosu
The best way to get around Yeosu’s Central Business District is by taxi because of its compact size. You can also take a bus. Although convenient, the bus stops in the city are so vandalised, it’s hard to read them. It’s best to have a map and/or ask for instructions to make sure you’re getting on and off the right stop. Most buses take the same route once they get south of the main bridge so it will be easier.
How to get there
From the airport, there are limousine buses that run to Yeosu, Suncheon, and Gwangyang, which schedules are in sync with the airport flights. There’s a taxi stand located in front of the passenger terminal. The taxis from the airport only go to six destinations: Odongdo Island, Hyangiram Hermitage, Suncheon Station, Gwangyang Steel Works, Goheung, and Guryeo. Car rental companies like AJu Rent a Car and KT Kumho Rent a Car also offer services at the airport. Other ways of getting in are by bus and train. There’s an express bus terminal connected to several bus routes throughout South Korea. You can also get in via either of the two train stations in Yeosu. The main station, Yeosu Station, is the southernmost station of Honam line, and a stop before that is the smaller Yeocheon Station. You can take the high-speed train KTX which can take you between Yeosu and Seoul in around three hours.
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