Soon to Be Japans Largest Small-Plane Airport
When Central Japan International Airport goes into operation in February 2005, Nagoya Airport will reinvent itself. The existing airport will be run by the Aichi Prefectural Government, which is planning to transform it into a hub for commuter aircraft, business jets, and other such smaller planes.
At most airports serving a huge metropolitan population, large commercial jets on scheduled flights get all the perks. In terms of both facilities and operational procedures, smaller planes face numerous constraints. But Nagoya Airport, which hopes to meet the needs of the international business traveler, will be giving top priority to just such smaller aircraft.
The airport has a host of plans to make life easier for busy people traveling around on business trips, just one of which will be reasonable usage fees. Business people flying abroad or coming from overseas will be able to save time thanks to parking spots reserved just for them right in front of the passenger terminal building, and they will also benefit from expedited entry and exit procedures. In addition, helicopters will be able to park alongside these planes, permitting speedy movement to domestic locations.
In this manner a suitable division of roles is being worked out between Nagoya Airport, which will be Japans largest small-plane airport, and Centrair, where the regular domestic and international airway routes will converge. Located in the center of Japan, Aichi Prefectures ability to serve as a gateway to Japan will thus be significantly improved.
We invite everyone engaged in global business to take advantage of the conveniences that the reborn Nagoya Airport will offer.