• Kyodo News


Eleven airlines have reported increased reservations for the Golden Week holidays, up 8 percent for international flights and 1 percent for domestic flights from the previous year.

The carriers attributed the increase in overseas holidaymakers to sharp declines in fuel surcharges, the yen’s appreciation and the order of days in this year’s Golden Week, which runs from April 28 to May 6.

For international flights, 76 percent of seats have been booked, with routes to North America and Southeast Asia particularly popular, they said.

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