Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) is the world’s fifth busiest airport with over 80 million passengers in 2016 (Related Insight). With an aging population and an international mix of travellers, the airport is working with technology companies to invest in new accessibility solutions that would improve passenger experience and help it gain an advantage in a competitive landscape. This post highlights one trial with Panasonic to introduce automated electric wheelchair at terminals.
Japan Airlines will be the only airline in the world to provide hot spring experience for passengers. All eligible passengers on the late flight from Tokyo to London will receive this free service for a limited time between October 2017 and March 2018.
2015 was another record year for travel as the world’s airports handled more than 7.1 billion passengers. The increase of 6.1% over 2014 brought the total passengers travelled closer to matching the world’s total population (estimated at ~7.4 billion in 2016). Experience The Skies compiled the world’s busiest airports by passengers for a third straight year with more facts in a multi part insight (Refer to our coverage in 2013 and 2014 Part 1 / Part 2). Part 1 will provide an overview, unveiling of the Top 30 list and a detail look at the Top 5 busiest airports by passengers in 2015. Follow part 2 of the series here
Japanese and American aviation authorities updated their bilateral agreement which increases slots for flights from United States to Tokyo’s busy Haneda Airport (HND). This updated agreement will spark new rounds of battle over how the slots would be allocated and used.
American Airlines will start Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) flight in about two weeks (News – November 4, 2015). This insight will discuss how the Los Angeles to Tokyo market will change when commercial operation begins.
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Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA). This flight was flown from its hub at Narita International Airport (NRT).
In celebration of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Singapore’s Changi Airport created a new exhibit that will enhance departure passengers to stay a little while longer.
American Airlines finally re-secured rights to operate flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport. This is the second time the Dallas based airline will have operations at both of Tokyo’s major airports.
Delta Air Lines adjusts its Hong Kong flight schedule from Seattle and restart flights from Tokyo for the Winter schedule.
Narita international Airport Terminal 3 was opened back in April 2015 (refer to our coverage here). The new terminal has the capacity to manage another 7.5 million passengers. The following insight will examine how the airport authority is using this terminal to court low cost carriers.