Local News

Fukuoka Airport to Build International Terminal Extension

According to sources, Fukuoka Airport Building Co. will build a new terminal facility for low cost carriers (LCC) and other foreign airlines north of the international terminal. The aim is to improve convenience in light of increased take-offs and landings by Korean LCCs and other foreign carriers. This will be the first addition to the international terminal since it opened in 1999. Construction will start in July and is slated for completion next April. Since 2010 three Korean LCCs, including Air Busan, have begun operating flights to Fukuoka. KLM began the first regular service to Europe this April, and carriers including Singapore Airlines, Delta and Hawaiian Airlines operate daily flights. The number of international routes has increased to 18 serving nine different countries and regions, and there are now 426 international flights per week. According to Fukuoka Airport Building Co., the number of planes using the tarmac on the north side of the terminal has increased, but this section cannot be accessed by jetways, so passengers must takes buses to the terminal. For this reason, it will build a new 845 m2 terminal that is linked to the main terminal by a passageway. Source: Nishinippon Shimbun, June 11


Travel & Tourism
Published: Jun 12, 2013 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.