Articles Tagged ‘Japanese airports’

Okinawa Airport is Japan’s sixth busiest with almost 20m passengers; All Nippon Airways and Tokyo Haneda top airline/airport rankings

Okinawa Airport is Japan’s sixth busiest with almost 20m passengers; All Nippon Airways and Tokyo Haneda top airline/airport rankings

Soon to be the venue for Routes Asia, Okinawa has seen traffic growth in each of the last five years. We explore the airport’s growth since 2000 and reveal the leading airlines and routes. Plus a look at route developments in 2016.

Fukuoka Airport reverses traffic decline thanks to LCCs such as HK Express, Jetstar Japan and Peach Aviation

Fukuoka Airport reverses traffic decline thanks to LCCs such as HK Express, Jetstar Japan and Peach Aviation

Handling an estimated 20 million passengers in 2014, Fukuoka Airport is the busiest on the Japanese island of Kyushu. We look at traffic development in the last 20 years and what new developments have led to the airport’s return to growth since 2011.

Kansai International Airport benefits from LCC expansion from Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan

Kansai International Airport benefits from LCC expansion from Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan

Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary, Osaka’s Kansai International Airport has seen an upturn in its fortunes since local LCCs emerged. We examine the traffic growth, leading airlines and country markets as the airport heads for 20 million annual passengers.


Tokyo Haneda’s new runway and terminal welcome more international services; almost 50 domestic routes served

Tokyo Haneda’s new runway and terminal welcome more international services; almost 50 domestic routes served

Tokyo’s “old” airport at Haneda is now allowing international flights after completion of a new runway and terminal. But which are the leading domestic routes and who apart from JAL and ANA is operating them?

International traffic to Japan down 16% from 2007 levels; but airlines queuing up to access Tokyo Haneda this winter

International traffic to Japan down 16% from 2007 levels; but airlines queuing up to access Tokyo Haneda this winter

Air travel demand in Japan is still a long way short of returning to the levels seen prior to the start of the economic downturn in 2008. How have ANA and JAL been performing internationally this year and how many carriers will be starting new services to Tokyo Haneda at the start of the winter […]

ANA and JAL both report massive load factor improvement on international services in 2010; ANA grows market share

ANA and JAL both report massive load factor improvement on international services in 2010; ANA grows market share

If Turkey is a booming air market then Japan … isn’t. Although load factors are improving demand is static and still well down versus 2008. How are ANA and JAL performing on international routes and guess who’s coming to Haneda?


Skymark #3 in Japanese domestic market; new routes focus on developing Kobe as hub

Skymark #3 in Japanese domestic market; new routes focus on developing Kobe as hubANA and JAL may control 95% of the Japanese domestic market but independent low-cost carrier Skymark plans to grow this year after carrying three million passengers in 2008. Which new routes will it be starting and why?

Will new US – Japan bilateral help boost falling demand? Access to Haneda may be key

Will new US - Japan bilateral help boost falling demand? Access to Haneda may be keyA new US – Japan bilateral agreement promises to open up competition across the Pacific. How has traffic between these two major economies fared over the last 20 years and which are the leading airlines and airports involved.

Osaka’s Kansai at lower passenger levels than in the 1990’s; now signs of recovery from recent downturn

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusThe sinking airport island is not sinking as rapidly any longer, but how have the passenger numbers developed over the years? Which are the leading airlines and where do they fly?


New Japanese airport serving Mount Fuji opens for business; JAL operates first flight

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusWithin sight of the iconic Mount Fuji, Shizuoka airport opened for business this week with a range of domestic and international routes. Which new airline will base itself there from the end of July?