A proposal for extended curfew hours at Saga Airport has unanimously passed the prefecture’s June assembly. Plans to open the runway until midnight to permit operation of new night flights by ANA has been in discussion since an increase in demand for more capacity between Tokyo and Saga Airport. While the mayor of neighboring Yanagawa City initially voiced concern related to noise at night, a limitation on the direction of approaching the runway during late hours is expected to reduce the potential of that problem. Night flights will operate for ten days in August as a test. Source: Saga Shimbun, 7/2/2019
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