27-Oct-2010 11:28 AM

MLITT plans to expand Haneda as early as 2013 to meet demand

Japan's MLITT plans to expand Haneda Airport's new international terminal building as early as fiscal 2013 to meet the forecast 30,000 additional international flight arrivals and departures in the year (The Yomiuri Shimbun, 27-Oct-2010). Haneda is set to resume regular international flight services Sunday for the first time in 32 years. The airport will handle 60,000 day and night flights p/a from the commencement of regular international services from 31-Oct-2010. Ministry officials and representatives of Tokyo International Air Terminal Corp have reportedly discussed how and when the expansion should be made. Expansion would be required to commence in 2011 to complete in time for increased services in fiscal 2013. The government and businesses involved in the the project are reportedly likely to sign a contract within the current fiscal year.

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