Seoul Gimpo International Airport (GMP)
History, Facts and Overview
(Seoul, Republic Of Korea)
Gimpo International Airport was established in 1951, when it was simply a small airfield complete with runway. It quickly grew and by the 1980s featured a domestic terminal building, together with two further international terminals.
However, following the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988, it soon became clear that Gimpo Airport would soon be struggling to keep up with demand and so construction of the nearby Incheon Airport was soon underway. In 2001, Incheon opened and took the international traffic from Seoul's Gimpo International Airport (GMP), although in 2003, a new service began to Tokyo, Japan's capital city.
Onsite at Seoul Gimpo Airport are banks offering currency exchange and withdrawal services in both of the terminals, including branches of the Chohung Bank, Korea Exchange Bank and Shinan Bank. Shoppers will find plenty of stores within the Sky City centre, in the International Terminal, along with fast-food restaurants and a popular Starbuck's coffee shop.
Other facilities at Seoul Gimpo Airport include an information desk, meeting point, travellers insurance, Internet Service counter and KAC VIP room. The Grand Hilton Seoul is located in downtown Seoul and provides ample facilities for independent business passengers or companies wishing to host meetings, events or conferences.