Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to operate international services
In a major shift in Japanese airport policy, Japan’s Transport Minister, Seiji Maehara, plans to allow Tokyo's Haneda Airport to operate international services 24-hours a day – a proposal that is sending shock waves through the local industry, most notably the managements of Kansai and Narita airports, whilst catalysing strong interest abroad. [2240 words]
Unlock the following content in this report:
- Haneda to become a “round-the-clock international airport”; Kansai’s future threatened
- KIX - Hub or nothing
- Haneda’s capacity boom
- Ibaraki Airport to join the action but airlines shun it so far
- Overcapacity v. Undercapacity
- Could the Shinkansen be the ‘silver Bullet’ for airport charges?
- JAL on financial life support
Graphs and data:
- Japan country and city locator
- Table: Summary of slot expansion at Tokyo Narita & Haneda airports in 2010
- Tokyo Narita and Haneda traffic highlights: Jun-2008 to Jun-2009
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