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Partial Air Liberalization between Japan and Hong Kong - Narita Routes in Summer 2013

Partial Air Liberalization between Japan and Hong Kong - Narita Routes in Summer 2013

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On May 20, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced a partial agreement on air transport liberalization reached during bilateral talks between Japan and Hong Kong's aviation bureaus.

The talks are part of negotiations aiming to implement "open skies" policies for air transport liberalization that includes the Tokyo metropolitan area's airports. Under the terms of the agreement, transport between Japan and Hong Kong on routes connecting to Narita International Airport, which will expand capacity to 270,000 landing slots in the summer of 2013, will be liberalized. The parties to the talks also acknowledged the possibility of more flights being added before that time. The agreement will in principle allow airlines the freedom to schedule flights between Narita Airport and Hong Kong as they see fit.

Eight airlines operate 232 flights a week between Japan and Hong Kong (according to total passenger and cargo flights under summer 2011 schedules), ferrying 3.33 million travelers in 2010.

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