Following intensive discussions with IATA and other stakeholders, Tokyo’s Narita Airport Authority (NAA) has agreed to freeze landing and parking charges for five years. It will also continue the incentive schemes for airlines worth at least $25 million per annum over the term of the five-year contract. Moreover, there will be no new charges without due consultation or agreement.

“The agreement with Narita Airport is a very positive development,” says Vinoop Goel, IATA’s Regional Director, Airports and External Relations, Asia-Pacific. “It demonstrates NAA’s commitment to keep costs at the airport stable while focusing on ways to improve efficiency, such as implementing Fast Travel and Smart Security.

“Looking ahead, we hope NAA will consider additional measures to retain existing airlines and attract new airlines,” he continues. “This will support the Japanese government’s goal of achieving 40 million tourists by 2020 and 60 million by 2030. We also look forward to working with NAA on its capacity enhancement plans, including the third runway and terminal redevelopment.”