CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence – Sendai Airport – Special Airport Leadership Award

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) this year awarded two special Airport Leadership awards to recognise the community and industry leadership and teamwork displayed by Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand and Sendai Airport in Japan respectively in responding to uniquely challenging circumstances this year. “In the wake of Japan’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami […]

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Haneda Airport Resumes Comprehensive International Operations

Tokyo’s Haneda airport has resumed comprehensive international operations for the first time in thirty-two years, with services operating or planned to seventeen cities including Singapore, Paris and New York. The first flight, a Japan Airlines plane departing for San Francisco marked the resumption of the airport’s comprehensive international services. The expanded international services at Haneda […]

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Airports – The key to realising Japan’s potential in aviation and tourism

In the latter half of 2009, two young politicians challenged the status quo of investing in airport infrastructure with no regard to its cost, need, long-term viability, or the damage sustained to Japan’s position as a leader in the Asia-Pacific aviation market. Toru Hashimoto, Governor of Osaka, and Seiji Maehara, Transport Minister, have challenged the […]

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Singapore Airlines expands Tokyo choice with A380 to Haneda

International service at Haneda after the opening of the fourth runway in autumn 2010 is now coming to fruition as Singapore Airlines has been awarded fourteen weekly flights by Singapore’s Air Traffic Rights Committee (ATRC). The new flights will complement the current twice-daily Tokyo Narita services, one of which continues on to Los Angeles. Singapore […]

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60 000 slots for international flights at Haneda airport from October, 2010

Japan’s new government continues to push to turn Haneda airport into a twenty-four-hour international airport. Mr. Seiji Maehara, Transport Minister, advised that at least half of the increase in new slots at Haneda airport will be allocated to international flights. A fourth runway is scheduled to open in October 2010, increasing the airports daytime landing […]

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