WHITE PAPER: Spotlight on Japan

In this new special white paper, we delve into the key statistics which shed light on how the Japanese market is developing and the major influencers behind its growth.

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Air travel has long been critical to Japan. It supports one million jobs and generates almost $83 billion in GDP, according to IATA data, so its growth and prosperity will play a critical role in the future economic security of the nation. Although issues remain with a flat wider economy, coupled with ongoing airspace obstacles, Japan’s airports and airlines are continuing to grow aggressively, aided by both passenger and regulatory trends.

Visitor numbers into Japan are already around the 20 million target that the Japanese Government had set for 2020, the Tokyo Olympics year. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport remains one of the largest airports in the world by passenger demand and new slot availability has opened it up to new international flights, boosting connectivity.

Demonstrating its commitment to growth, this year Japan will play host to Routes Asia in Okinawa from 19-21 March, the region’s premier route development forum, for the first time.

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