The Narita Airport Authority has announced the imminent opening of Business Aviation Terminal for corporate and private jets, which will start operating on March 30 and become the first of its kind in Tokyo. It will feature dedicated customs and immigration facilities to ensure speedy arrivals and departures.
Located in Terminal 2 of the Narita airport, the private jet terminal will begin accepting applications for corporate jet slots and parking stands from April 2, with each arrival or departure costing JPY250,000 (US$3,007). The terminal will run from 0600 to 2300 everyday and will allow jets to be parked continuously for a maximum duration of 30 days. Furthermore, passengers can pre-order duty-free goods or foreign currencies for pickup upon reaching the terminal.
This new terminal is part of the airport authority’s plan to expand capacity to 300,000 slots by 2014, including slots allocated to legacy and low-cost commercial carriers.
While Haneda Airport, which is located closer to downtown Tokyo, also serves private jets, it does not have a dedicated terminal for them.
The private aviation industry is beginning to pick up in this part of the world, with more planes being registered and greater private jet movements in the Asia-Pacific region. Click here to read our feature about the industry in the March 2012 issue of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific.
For more information, visit www.naa.jp/en