May 12, 2015

Narita sees first rise in Golden Week travelers in three years

Boosted by a significant increase in foreign visitors, the number of people entering and departing from Japan via Narita International Airport during this year’s Golden Week rose 12.7 percent from a year earlier to around 910,000, immigration authorities said Tuesday. Immigration officials attributed the ...

Apr 23, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines begins Narita flights

Ethiopian Airlines’ first flight to Japan arrived at Narita International Airport on Wednesday evening, marking the first Africa-Japan regular flight for 1½ years. Direct flights between Africa and Japan came to a halt when EgyptAir withdrew from the route connecting Cairo and Kansai International ...

Budget airline terminal opens at Narita International

Apr 8, 2015

Budget airline terminal opens at Narita International

Narita International Airport opened a terminal for budget airlines Wednesday as it courts a growing number of low-cost carriers for domestic and short-haul overseas flights. The airport, serving the greater Tokyo area, inaugurated its third terminal at 3:30 a.m. with a countdown and applause ...

Virgin Atlantic ends Narita-London flights after 25 years

Feb 2, 2015

Virgin Atlantic ends Narita-London flights after 25 years

British airline Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. flew its final flight from Tokyo Narita to London’s Heathrow Airport on Sunday, ending 25 years of service. The airline is pulling the plug on Narita-London as it shakes up its route map worldwide. Its Tokyo office ended ...

Fight or flight: Narita's history of conflict

| Dec 13, 2014

Fight or flight: Narita's history of conflict

by Philip Brasor

The recent increase in international flights in and out of Haneda Airport has clearly pleased Tokyo residents, who, since the late 1970s, have had to trek out to Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture when they wanted to go overseas. This inconvenience is exacerbated ...

Dec 9, 2014

Qantas to launch new Tokyo-Sydney flights next July

Qantas Airways Ltd. said Tuesday it will launch new direct flights between Sydney and Tokyo’s Haneda airport as part of its expansion of services into Japan. The new daily round-trip flight service, whose first flight will depart from Sydney on July 31, will be ...

AirAsia group launches Japan-Bangkok flights

Sep 1, 2014

AirAsia group launches Japan-Bangkok flights

The Thai affiliate of Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia launched flight services between Japan and Bangkok on Monday. Thai AirAsia X links Don Mueang International Airport in the Thai capital with Narita and Kansai airports using 377-seat A330 jets manufactured by Airbus SAS. There will ...

Narita airport to open first capsule hotel

Jul 19, 2014

Narita airport to open first capsule hotel

A capsule hotel catering to those who take early morning flights is scheduled to open Sunday in a parking garage adjacent to Narita International Airport’s Terminal 2. The hotel, called nine hours, offers overnight stays starting from ¥3,900 in sleeping pods about a meter ...