The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced plans to bump up the number of flights taking off and landing at Fukuoka Airport from 35 to 38 per hour. This will go into effect when the summer flight schedule begins at the end of next March. The Ministry’s decision is based on the reduced congestion that is expected when a new taxiway opens next January. As Kyushu’s gateway to Asia, Fukuoka Airport is expected to see an increase in the number of low-cost carriers offering service from Asia and points beyond. In 2016, the Ministry designated Fukuoka as a “congested airport,” which comes with restrictions on the number of new routes that can be added. With this additional capacity, Fukuoka Airport International Company aims to accommodate the anticipated uptick in foreign visitors ahead of next summer’s Olympics in Tokyo. Source: fiba.jp
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