Jul 1, 2014

Vanilla Air opens Narita to Amami Oshima route

Low-cost carrier Vanilla Air opened Tuesday a route between Narita International Airport and Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture. The Narita, Chiba Prefecture-based unit of ANA Holdings Inc. also normalized its flight services the same day after a month of flight cancellations caused by ...

Narita Express train headed to Mount Fuji

Jun 17, 2014

Narita Express train headed to Mount Fuji

by Atsushi Kodera

The Narita Express railway service will run all the way to Mount Fuji starting this summer, offering travelers a potential way to skip the capital and its congested railway interchanges. The distinctive red and black N’ex cars currently link the Tokyo area to Narita ...

Haneda expansion a travel game-changer

Mar 28, 2014

Haneda expansion a travel game-changer

by Kazuaki Nagata

To counter cutthroat competition from hub airports elsewhere in Asia, Haneda airport will expand its international flight capacity Sunday when it takes the wraps off a more spacious terminal. The expansion is a serious move by Haneda, situated as it is in the heart ...

Sep 27, 2013

Narita to ditch old security checks

Most preliminary security checks conducted on the way to Narita International Airport will finally be abolished by the end of fiscal 2014, its operator said. ID inspections of all visitors at checkpoints on its access road and train stations will be abolished, along with ...

Sep 10, 2013

Tokyo's Haneda and Narita airports may get more flights

The transport ministry says it will consider expanding slots at the two main airports in the Tokyo metropolitan area to cover the expected growth in flight demand following the successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. The ministry plans to increase the number ...

Narita seeing more overnighters

Aug 9, 2013

Narita seeing more overnighters

Narita airport is seeing a rise in travelers staying overnight to catch early morning flights on budget airlines that began domestic services a year ago. The airport, run by Narita International Airport Corp. (NAA), used to ban travelers from staying overnight for security reasons ...

Apr 26, 2013

Takeoffs, landings at Narita airport hit all-time high in 2012

The number of takeoffs and landings at Japan’s main international airport hit an all-time high of about 212,000 in fiscal 2012, up 13 percent from the previous year, Narita International Airport Corp. said Thursday. The company attributed the growth mainly to a surge in ...