04 June 2007

"Open skies" being considered in Japan

On 13 May 2007 the Yomiuri Shimbun had an editorial that covered consideration in Japan of the possibility of adopting an "open skies" policy, noting that the two key airports that serve Tokyo, Narita and Haneda, are already operating at capacity.

The editorial noted recent consideration of the issue by the Council for the Promotion of Regulatory Reform, the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (see the provisional translation of the Expert Members' Paper Toward the Promotion of Aviation Liberalization (Open Sky) NEW), and the Council for the Asian Gateway Initiative.

On 17 May 2007 Japan Today carried a report on one of the proposals covering Kansai and Nagoya airports.

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