Seaplanes touted as tourism lifeline in regional Japan

Business Oct 19, 2016

Seaplanes touted as tourism lifeline in regional Japan

by Michio Watanabe

Seaplanes used to be a common form of transport in the Japanese archipelago, with scheduled cargo and passenger flights operating mainly in western Japan until the mid-1960s. But as shinkansen trains and regional airports, which enable faster transport links with greater capacity, developed, seaplanes were ...