Osaka Itami Airport
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Osaka International Airport, commonly known as Osaka Itami, is one of three airports in Osaka, and is located 16km from the city centre. Despite its official name, the airport has been used only for domestic flights since 1994. Since April 2006, aircraft with more than two engines have not been permitted to use the airport for passenger flights.
Location of Osaka Itami Airport, Japan
Ground Handlers servicing Osaka Itami Airport
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Four of Japan’s leading airport operators, which are individually responsible for Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda airports, Kansai International Airport near Osaka and Chubu Centrair airport near Nagoya, have recently published their financial results for the 12 months ended 31-Mar-2012. All four are still adjusting to the post-earthquake/tsunami economic climate but confidence is growing as both Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have rebounded and three new LCCs arrive on the scene.
Peach Aviation, the first of a new wave of low-cost carriers to enter Japan, has reported a solid first month of operations, carrying in Mar-2012 approximately 67,000 passengers across three routes with a load factor of 83%, above initial projections.
This traffic, however, has come at the expense of parent company All Nippon Airways (ANA), which saw year-on-year traffic and load factor declines above the system average. The negative story at the mainline operation is the same when measured against traffic in Mar-2010. While Peach is young and ANA's other LCC, AirAsia Japan, is yet to launch, the presence of traffic cannibalisation is evident. While this is not unexpected and ANA has planned for it, the level of cannibalisation appears to be above ANA's projections. It is a sign of the changing North Asia market, and a worry for ANA, which holds by far the largest share of domestic Japanese capacity – and plans domestic growth in coming years.
The world's busiest air route is...Tokyo Haneda-Sapporo Chitose. Indeed the top ten are all in the Asia Pacific region, which reflects its rise as the world's pre-eminent aviation market. Many of Asia's leading route pairs are in the established markets of Japan and Australia. But it is also interesting that among the airports represented as end points in the top 10 routes, ten of the airports fail to rank in the world's Top 30 airports. Though Sapporo has an enormous seat offer to Haneda, it has far less impact elsewhere.
Tiger Airways & business recovery propels Australia’s golden triangle up rankings of world’s busiest
Passenger numbers on the Melbourne-Sydney route (Australia’s busiest and now the world’s fourth busiest) surged 18.5% year-on-year in May-2010, reflecting a recovery in business travel and Tiger Airways’ expansion on the route since Jul-2009. The increase was well ahead of the 5.3% increase in Australian domestic airline passengers for the month and signals the revitalisation of the route after several years of stagnation under the former Qantas-Virgin Blue duopoly.
Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism (MLITT) Minister, Seiji Maehara, has proposed to the Governor of Osaka a plan to transform Osaka Airport into a stock company and integrate it with the offshore Kansai International Airport under joint management. The justification is that the Kansai region's population is too small to justify three airports, and that Osaka Airport's operations inhibit the realisation of Kansai Airport's potential. Mr Maehara stated the rights to operate the two airports in the Osaka region will be sold to the private sector to help trim Kansai airport’s JPY1.3 trillion debts, according to the plan. The merger and privatisation plan indicates the government's willingness to streamline management of the nation's 98 airports.
In a major shift in Japanese airport policy, Transport Minister, Seiji Maehara, has indicated Tokyo's Haneda Airport could be transformed into an international hub – a proposal that is sending shock waves through the local industry, most notably the managements of Kansai and Narita airports, and catalysing strong interest abroad.
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