Haneda airport set for major renovation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Nov 27, 2016

Haneda airport set for major renovation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Tokyo’s Haneda airport will undergo a major renovation to prepare for the surge in flights expected for the 2020 Summer Olympics, officials at the transport ministry said. Terminal 2, which is used mainly for domestic flights by All Nippon Airways, will be renewed to ...

Nov 24, 2016

New scanners to reduce need for unpacking at airport security

Makers of scanners used in airports are testing new technology that could soon make taking liquids and laptops out of carry-on bags a thing of the past, speeding up security lines for passengers. Manufacturers such as Smiths Detection and L-3 Communications are developing and ...

JAL celebrates 50th year of service for Japan-New York route

Nov 13, 2016

JAL celebrates 50th year of service for Japan-New York route

Japan Airlines marked the 50th anniversary of its Japan-New York route, with an event at Narita International Airport near Tokyo, on Saturday. On Nov. 12, 1966, JAL became the first domestic carrier to launch flight services between Tokyo and New York using Douglas DC-8 ...

Airport operator rights could go to private sector

Oct 19, 2016

Airport operator rights could go to private sector

A Finance Ministry panel is set to recommend that the government sell the rights to run state-managed airports to private firms while retaining ownership of the facilities, Jiji Press has learned. The Fiscal System Council is expected to make the proposal, designed to help ...

Oct 18, 2016

Isetan Mitsukoshi opens store inside Chubu airport

Major department store operator Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. on Tuesday opened a store in Chubu Centrair International Airport in Aichi. The outlet will sell items such as shoes and men’s clothing. The store is Isetan Mitsukoshi’s second airport outlet following one at Tokyo’s Haneda ...

New 3,500-meter runway proposed for Narita International Airport

Sep 28, 2016

New 3,500-meter runway proposed for Narita International Airport

A public-private council is proposing that a 3,500-meter-long runway be added at Narita International Airport. The new runway was part of plans adopted at a meeting of the council Tuesday in the city of Chiba that brought together officials from the central government, Narita ...