Narita airport saw customer traffic surge 9% during Bon

Aug 25, 2016

Narita airport saw customer traffic surge 9% during Bon

Passengers who used Narita International Airport during the Bon holidays rose 9 percent to 1,085,630 compared with the previous year, according to preliminary immigration data released Thursday. The growth reflected the increase chiefly caused by the new “Mountain Day” holiday on Aug. 11 and ...

Aug 13, 2016

Few fliers using fast-lane immigration service at Narita

Few passengers are using the fast-lane immigration service at Narita International Airport, four months after Tokyo’s main gateway became the first airport in Japan to introduce the service, the transport ministry and the airport’s operator said Saturday. The average number of daily users stands ...

Jul 4, 2016

Orix-Vinci team aims to improve Osaka airports

A consortium led by Orix Corp. has started operating two major airports in and around Osaka Prefecture under an unprecedented 44-year privatization contract through March 2060. Kansai Airports hopes to make Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport into “world-class airports,” said Yoshiyuki Yamaya, ...

Apr 25, 2016

China plans $11 billion second Chengdu airport as demand soars

China plans to spend as much as 71.9 billion yuan ($11 billion) on a second airport in the southwestern city of Chengdu to help meet growing demand for air travel in the world’s second-biggest economy. The proposed facility will have three runways, one of ...

Mar 4, 2016

ANA mulls introducing Haneda-New York flights in October

All Nippon Airways will consider launching direct flights linking Tokyo’s Haneda airport with eastern U.S. cities including New York from late October, airline President Osamu Shinobe said Friday. ANA hopes to take advantage of new takeoff and landing slots between 6 a.m. and 10 ...