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Tokyo Narita Airport's traffic hit by swine flu


Japan’s Tokyo Narita International Airport reported traffic in May-2009 declined 13% year-on-year, to 2.4 million passengers, as fear of Swine flu bit deep into international travel to Japan and also struck the conservative Japanese travelling public. After signs of recovery earlier this year, the decline marks a major blow to Japanese passenger traffic, and represents the sharpest falls in passenger numbers for the year to date. [614 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • Swine flu hits inbound harder than outbound travel
  • Expansion accelerated, but how much relief will it bring?

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  • Tokyo Narita International Airport passenger numbers and cargo volume growth: Jun-08 to May-09
  • Japan major international airports traffic (% change): Oct-2008 to Mar-2009
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