• Kyodo News


The transport ministry is considering cutting minor airport development outlays to raise financial resources for landing-fee discounts at major airports as it reviews its fiscal 2010 budget request, sources said Wednesday.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism launched the landing-fee discounts in July to relieve airlines affected by economic deterioration and intends to continue the discounts in fiscal 2010, which begins next April, according to the sources.

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