June 26, 2011

Japanese customers get first no frills airport at Ibaraki as discount airfares enter Japan

“Ibaraki Airport, about 53 miles north of Tokyo, opens on Thursday and is intended to be a completely new type of Japanese airport: a no-frills facility that could finally open up Japan’s expensive capital city to low-budget airlines. .The city and its surroundings represent the largest metropolitan sprawl in the world with a population of 40 million. It is currently served by two airports, Narita — which handles most of the international traffic — and Haneda, which primarily serves domestic flights. Haneda”



Source: In Japan, No-Frills Airport Lures Bargain Players
By HIROKO TABUCHI
March 10, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/business/global/11airport.html?ref=asia&pagewanted=print

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