Seoul Gimpo International Airport (GMP)
(Seoul, Republic Of Korea)
Previously known as Kimpo International Airport, Seoul Gimpo International Airport (GMP) is now South Korea's second-biggest air facility, having being overtaken by Incheon International Airport in terms of flight capacity and passenger throughput. Having first opened in 1951, Gimpo Airport is still a relatively modern facility, providing air travel to major cities in South Korea and some international destinations.
Gimpo International Airport can be found on the southern side of Han River and within the western region of Seoul, near to Banghwa, Bucheon, Kimpo and Sky Park. The main regional airlines include Asiana (previously known as Seoul Airlines) and also Korean Air, an award-winning national carrier.
Countless bus services connect the airport with downtown Seoul, Incheon Airport and beyond. The city's comprehensive underground rail (Seoul Subway Line 5) links various parts of central Seoul, while taxis offer several different options for connecting passengers with their onward destinations. Taxis are the best way to reach the prestigious Yonsei University, which lies close by and to the south-east, and is home to more than 35,000 students.
About Seoul Tourism
Famous to many for hosting the 1988 Olympic Games, Seoul is South Korea's largest city and gleaming capital, with plenty to offer visitors. Amongst the most interesting historical sights around Seoul are the five palaces of the Joseon Dynasty - Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung and Gyeonghuigung.
Various shrines and temples make interesting visiting close to Gimpo Airport (GMP), such as Bongeunsa, Dongmyo and Jongmyo. For some insight into the country's history, the National Folk Museum is worth finding and is located within the Gyeongbok Palace complex, while for others, Seoul offers everything you could possibly want to know about Korean history and is also acclaimed for its bold contemporary architecture.
Seoul Gimpo International Airport (GMP):|
|Address: No 274 Gwahea-Dong, Gangseo-Ku, Seoul, 157-711, South Korea|
|Airport Code: GMP
Tel: +82 2 2660 4461
Fax: +82 2 661 9924