Narita Forms 10th Sister Airport Relationship with Denver Int'l

Narita Forms 10th Sister Airport Relationship with Denver Int'l

Denver International Airport Passenger Terminal.

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Narita International Airport outside Tokyo formed a sister airport relationship with Denver International Airport on June 12.

By welcoming the sister relationship with a major air transport hub in the United States, Narita hopes to achieve sustainable growth for both airports and their local areas as well as better service quality for travelers. In the future they plan to strategically strengthen their partnership through, for example, running joint programs, interaction between personnel and sharing of ideas, which will involve regular meetings on the two airports' growth as international hubs. Narita and Denver hope to help kick start the Japanese and American economies by expanding air networks between the airports.

Denver International has six runways and connections to 180 cities in the U.S. and elsewhere. It is the world's eleventh-busiest airport, with around 52 million travelers passing through every year. United Airlines, Inc. (UA) commenced direct flights from Narita on a new route on June 10.

Denver International is the tenth non-Japanese airport or airport operator to form a sister airport relationship with Narita. The others are Korea Airports Corporation (KAC), the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), Fraport AG (Frankfurt), Pulkovo Airport (St. Petersburg), Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), Airports of Thailand (AOT) and Changi Airport Group (Singapore).