Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport to take load off Tokyo airports

8 Jun 2009

Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport, Japan’s newest air hub, is now open for business, following delays involving efforts to shorten its runway due to environmental and noise pollution concerns.

Located about 80km from the venerated Mount Fuji, the facility was built to fuel air traffic growth in the Shizuoka, Hamamatsu and Mount Fuji areas, as well as offer local and foreign tourists an alternative to using Tokyo's increasingly congested Narita and Haneda airports.

Early tenants consist of five airlines - two Japanese, two Korean and one Chinese, offering both international and domestic services. Daily flights to Incheon International Airport are operated by Korean Air and on code-share flights collaboratively offered by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Asiana Airlines.

In addition, China Eastern Airlines operates four times weekly services to Shanghai, while Japan Airlines and ANA operate daily domestic services to Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Naha, Komatsu and Sapporo.

For more information on this newly launched air hub, visit

Joshua Tan

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