10-Jul-2012 11:44 AM

Japan and France conclude revised air service agreement

Japan and France concluded (09-Jul-2012) a revised air service agreement following their meeting between 04-Jul-2012 and 06-Jul-2012. Under the revised agreement, Tokyo Narita services will increase once slots at the airport increase to 270,000 from 2013 summer. Also under the agreement, daytime services at Tokyo Haneda will be permitted, at two flights per day from each side, once international slot increases from 30,000 to 60,000. As previously reported, the following national airlines currently operate between Japan and France during the 2012 summer schedules:

  • Japanese carriers:
  • French carriers:
    • Air France:
      • Paris-Tokyo Narita: Twice daily frequency codesharing with Japan Airlines;
      • Paris-Osaka Kansai: Daily frequency codesharing with Japan Airlines;
      • Paris-Tokyo Narita-Seoul Incheon-Paris: Twice weekly freighter service;
    • Air Tahiti Nui:
      • Papeete-Tokyo Narita: Twice weekly frequency codeharing with Japan Airlines;
    • Air Caledonie International:
      • Noumea-Tokyo Narita: Four times weekly frequency codehsaring with Air France;
      • Noumea-Osaka Kansai: Three times weekly frequency codesharing with Air France.

Japan MLIT also reported the following 2011 Japan-France passenger traffic highlights:

  • Paris-Japan: 905,000 passengers;
  • Papeete-Japan: 35,000;
  • Noumea-Japan: 116,000.