Japan and China expand bilateral air services agreement
Japan MLIT stated (08-Aug-2012) Japan and China have agreed to expand their bilateral air services agreement to increase the number of scheduled services between Tokyo Haneda Airport and China to 16 per day. Under the agreement, the number of services from Tokyo Haneda to Shanghai and Beijing will increase by four services per day and four times daily Tokyo Haneda-Guangzhou services will be added, effective from Mar-2013 at the earliest. According to Japan MLIT, during the 2012 summer schedules, there are 668 passenger flights and 82 cargo flights between China and Japan. Details include:
- Japanese airlines: Operate 231 passenger and 44 cargo flights to four Japanese cities and 10 Chinese cities;
- Chinese airlines: Operate 437 passenger and 38 cargo flights to 17 Japanese cities and 21 Chinese cities.
There are three Japanese airlines that operate between China and Japan including Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Nippon Cargo Airlines. There are 12 Chinese airlines that operate between China and Japan, including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Air China Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, Yangtze River Express, China Postal Airlines and Spring Airlines. [more - original PR - Japanese]