Aug 30, 2016

Functional enhancement of the International Passenger Terminals at Haneda Airport

In order to increase the number of departure and arrival slots to 39,000 per year through the functional enhancement of Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) by 2020, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) plans to expand passenger terminal buildings and other facilities. In this plan, the existing terminal buildings for international flights will be enhanced and a part of the Domestic Terminal 2 will be a shared facility for international and domestic flights. In order to compensate for the decline in the capacity for domestic flight, new facilities will be put in place. Specifically, a boarding bridge for domestic flights will be newly added to the apron on the north side of the Domestic Terminal 2. This apron is also located on the east side of the domestic flight east cargo area, so the new facility will be constructed in a way that it will no impact on the cargo area and warehouse stations. The plan will be adjusted among MLIT, Japan Airport Terminal, airport facilities operators, airlines, and other concerned parties and moved forward so that these enhanced facilities will be available by the end of March 2020. Meanwhile, there is no plan for expanding cargo areas for international flights as of this moment.

MLIT gained understanding of relevant local governments about budget requests for functional enhancement of Haneda Airport at "The Fourth Conference on Tokyo Metropolitan Airports Functional Enhancement for Technical Review" held on July 28. Consequently, MLIT has been holding discussions with PFIs who have the facility management right and parties involved in order to address an increase in slots to about 39,000 a year by 2020.

According to statistics from MLIT released in June of this year, if the number of departure and arrival slots reaches 39,000 through the functional enhancement and this value is applied to international flights, the number of passengers for international flights will increase by 7.05 million on top of 12.59 million in 2015. In order to meet these demands, functions of international passenger terminals will also be enhanced.

With regard to international passenger terminals, two passenger boarding bridges (PBB) and other necessary facilities will be installed in order to address to the expected increase in passengers. For domestic terminal buildings, the terminal at the wing on the south side of the Domestic Terminal 2 will be shared for international and domestic flights. Also two gates for international flights and five gates for international and domestic flights will be installed on the south side of the Domestic Terminal 2. In addition, CIQ and other facilities will be newly constructed.

Associating with shifting into the shared terminal for international and domestic flights on the south side of the Passenger Terminal 2, new facilities for domestic flights will also be installed. Specifically, six boarding bridges will be added at the apron on the north side of the Domestic Terminal 2.

As a part of the functional enhancement of international passenger terminals, PFI contract with Tokyo International Air Terminal Corporation will be modified early in October 2016. The facilities will be enhanced from FY2017 to FY2019 and will be available by the end of March 2020.

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