On Nov. 1, Fukuoka International Airport, the company established by a consortium of local companies that won the right to run the Fukuoka Airport, assumed operations of the airport’s domestic and international terminals. The company plans to build a new multipurpose facility housing retail shops and a hotel in the domestic terminal by the time the airport’s second runway opens in 2025. It also plans to expand the international terminal building and build a hotel there as well. The company is stepping up preparations ahead of total privatization, which will happen next April when it takes over operations of the runway currently administered by the national government. It hopes to boost convenience and expand its network of international routes, thereby making the airport a hub for East Asia. Source: fiba.jp
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