Our flights primarily serve bases in Japan and West Coast United States (Seattle-Tacoma, Washington only).
Welcome to the MCAS Iwakuni Passenger Terminal, " The Only Marine Operated AMC
Terminal in the World". We pride ourselves in providing superior customer service to
all our patrons and visitors.
Space Available seats are often limited; therefore, passenger planning and flexibility is key to Space Available travel out of MCAS Iwakuni.
On behalf of the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and Air Mobility Command (AMC), we wish you an enjoyable travel experience and look forward to assisting you in future travels. Please let us know if you've any questions or concerns during your visit to the MCAS Iwakuni Passenger Terminal.
SPACE REQUIRED PASSENGERS
For all AMC passenger's doors will open NO EARLIER THAN (NET) 6 hours prior to departure. Standard show time and roll call for Space-R passengers is no later than (NLT) two hours and 20 minutes prior to aircraft scheduled departure. For pre-manifested/booked passengers through the local Transportation Office (D/TMO/NAVPTO) on AMCs Saturday Patriot Express, check-in is available six hours prior to estimated departure, but these passengers may participate in early baggage check-in the evening prior from 1630-1800.
Unaccompanied Minor Travel
IAW DoDI 4515.13 Minors between the ages of 10 and 18 years old as of the date of travel will be accepted for unaccompanied Space-Required travel on Air Mobility Command Patriot Express missions performed by DoD chartered aircraft. The minor must be accompanied to the AMC terminal or gateway by a parent, legal guardian, or responsible adult who will remain with the child until departure and provide evidence that the child will be met at the airport of arrival by a parent, legal guardian, or responsible adult. Minors under the age of 10 are not permitted to travel unaccompanied.
The AMC Form 1004, Unaccompanied Minor Passenger, must be completed prior to travel.
Space-Available travel is not authorized for Unaccompanied Minors (17yrs and under).
SPACE AVAILABLE PASSENGERS
*Military Personnel MUST be on either leave or pass/special liberty status to sign-up for Space-A*
*Eligible US Civilian Employees must be on leave status to sign-up for Space-A*
Space-A roll call standard is no earlier than (NET) two hours and 20 minutes prior to aircraft scheduled departure. We once again wish to convey that Space Available seats are often limited therefore, it is highly recommended to be flexible with any travel scheduling. Also, please note that signing up for Space-A is not the same as reserving a seat. Space-A is a competitive program that prioritizes categories and sign-up time to allow for fair distribution of allotted seats leftover once mission requirements have been met.
Passengers are reminded that baggage limitations are:
Two bags per individual (No excess baggage allowed other than wheelchair, car seat or stroller)
Limited to 70 pounds each
Not to exceed the dimensions of 62 linear inches (length + width + height)
Passengers may have one carry-on bag and one personal item, that must fit under the aircraft seat.
We are committed to providing you the best possible service. Please let us know if you have any questions.
*Please be aware that pets are not allowed to travel via the Space-A program.
Pet check-in for the patriot express flights will be conducted the day of travel. Passengers are advised to read the AMC Pet brochure. While awaiting boarding all pets must remain in their kennel while in public or terminal area. Passengers are advised to have their pet's leash to be able to take them outside for relief. As a caution extreme temperatures place your pet at risk. Pet transportation is not recommended when temperatures exceed 85 F or below 20 F. As a courtesy MCAS Iwakuni Passenger Terminal has an indoor climate-controlled area for pets while awaiting boarding. If passengers have any questions, please feel free to contact the Passenger terminal.
AMC PET TRAVEL PAMPHLET
AMC PET RISK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT DOCUMENT
Passenger Terminal Amenities
Currently the MCAS Iwakuni AMC Passenger Terminal has been established since 2011. The passenger terminal amenities currently offered are on the main floor of the building, vending machines (Outbound Area Machines ACCEPTS YEN ONLY), DV Lounge and free WI-FI. Second floor offers Kids Play Area, Business Lounge, Movie, Game Rooms and Free WI-FI provided by the USO. Parking is available across the street in the parking garage. The ground floor is for short-term parking while the upper floors are for long-term parking.
CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS
As per the Foreign Clearance Guide (FGC) for Japan Section 2.4.H: Customs, immigration and quarantine facilities are available at MCAS Iwakuni only for SOFA personnel during daylight hours and only with advance notice at other times. Non-SOFA personnel (retired military personnel, Japanese passport holders, diplomatic passport holders, DOD civilians not stationed in Japan, and dependents not stationed in Japan) cannot enter Japan through MCAS Iwakuni unless they are part of a SAM mission with prior USDAO Tokyo coordination. Non-SOFA members need to enter the country through an authorized port of entry that does entry stamps for them (i.e. Haneda International Airport, Yokota Air Base if entering on the Patriot Express, Kadena Air Base, or any such other air terminal listed within the FCG Japan Section 2.4).