Gimpo Airport [김포국제공항]

When My Love Blooms (2020); My Holo Love (2020); VIP (2019); Familiar Wife (2018); Investigation Couple (2018); Beautiful Gong-Shim (2016); She Was Pretty (2015); Twenty Again (2015); Reply 1988 (2015); I Miss You (2012-13); Queen In-Hyun's Man (2012); Which Star Are You From (2006); My Girl (2005-06); Stairway to Heaven (2003-04); Romance (2002)

Yoon Ji-soo (Jeon So-nee) is sent off here by her mother and younger sister in episode 7 of When My Love Blooms/The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간) (tvN, 2020) to head to Frankfurt, but she hesitates upon finding out that her parents were trying to matchmake her with the homestay host. As she misses her flight, she comes out of the terminal and sees Han Jae-hyun (Jin-young of GOT7), who had come to look for her.

While trying to go undercover in episode 11 in My Holo Love/I Holo You (나 홀로 그대) (Netflix, 2020), Go Nan-do (Yoon Hyun-min) gets spotted and a chase ensues within the terminal.

Na Jung-sun (Jang Na-ra) makes it to the airport on time to hand over some important documents to Ma Sang-woo (Shin Jae-ha) in episode 1 (full episode 1) of VIP/V.I.P. (브이아이피/Beuiaipi) (SBS, 2019). On the way to pick up the arrived shoes, Park Sung-joon (Lee Sang-yoon) receives a phone call saying that the VIP that the shoes had been ordered for had unexpectedly passed away.

Once back in another alternative 2006 universe, a young Seo Woo-jin (Han Ji-min) rushes to the airport in episode 13 of Familiar Wife (아는 와이프) (tvN, 2018), to stop her father from going on an extended business trip to China, and to get him to go for a medical check up instead. While there, she spots Yoon Jong-hoo (Jang Seung-jo) trying to apologise to his unhappy girlfriend. She then causes a mini commotion to get them back together.

A suspected MERS victim lands here in episode 13 of Investigation Couple/Partners for Justice (검법남녀) (MBC, 2018).

Gong Shim (Min-ah of Girl’s Day) flies to Jeju Island from here in episode 9 of Beautiful Gong Shim (미녀 공심이) (SBS, 2016) and Suk Joon-soo (On Joo-wan) waits at the airport to see her off.

When thinking back to the most important stations of her life so far in episode 3 of Twenty Again/Second 20s/Second 20’s/Second Time Twenty Years Old (두번째 스무살) (tvN, 2015), Ha No-ra (Choi Ji-woo) remembers how she departed to Germany from this airport with her husband and small son and how the three of them also arrived at this airport when coming back to South Korea.

Kim Hye-jin (Hwang Jung-eum) goes there to pick up Ji Sung-joon (Park Seo-joon) in episode 12 of She Was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015). Unfortunately, they miss each other and Sung-joon leaves.

Kim Boong-do (Ji Hyun-woo), Choi Hee-jin (Yoo In-na) and Han Dong-min (Kim Jin-woo) all arrive at this airport from Jeju in episode 7 of Queen In-Hyun’s Man (인현왕후의 남자) (tvN, 2012).

Young Cha Song-joo (Baek Sung-hyun) leaves to the States from this airport in episode 2 of Stairway to Heaven (천국의 계단) (SBS, 2003-04) and young Han Jung-seo (Park Shin-hye) arrives just in time to bid him farewell and confess her love to him (on a cassette tape) while he gifts her with a necklace.

Kim Chae-won’s (Kim Ha-neul) family departs from this airport after having assisted at Choi Jang-soo’s (Hyun Suk) funeral in episode 2 of Romance (Romangseu/로망스) (MBC, 2002).

Also seen in Reply 1988 (응답하라 1988) (tvN, 2015-16, episode 2); Missing You/I Miss You (보고싶다) (MBC, 2012-13); My Girl (마이 걸) (SBS, 2005-06).

Movies filmed here

— Jin-hee (Kim Sae-ron) leaves from this airport to meet her American foster parents in A Brand New Life (여행자) (2009).
— Kang Min-ho (Sol Kyung-gu) picks up his daughter at this airport in No Mercy (용서는 없다) (2009).
— James Park (Daniel Henney) gets on a plane her to his adoptive parents in the USA in My Father (마이 파더) (2007).

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Gimpo Airport/Gimpo International Airport [김포국제공항] was formerly South Korea’s main international airport, until all international flights moved to Incheon International Airport in 2001. It now serves domestic flight routes within Korea and regional flights to Japan, China and Taiwan. This airport is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Gonghang [Gonghang-dong/공항동] in the Gangseo District [Gangseo-gu/강서구].

38 Haneul-gil, Banghwa-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강서구 하늘길 38
(방화동 886)
Geolocation: 37.5586545,126.7922799

Getting here
Gimpo International Airport Station (김포공항역), Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 2/3

— submitted by Marion & Mich KDL

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