MITO, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) Annually after opening because the third airport terminal within the Tokyo, japan metropolitan area, Ibaraki Airport terminal is battling to draw in budget carriers because it seeks to locate a niche by itself one of the large number of domestic airports. 臺北(中國臺灣)到上海機票
Starting with just one flight route, the airport terminal in Ibaraki Prefecture has elevated the amount to 5 to date because it makes efforts to usher in low-cost carriers, or LCCs.However the airport terminal presently doesn't have any intends to open additional routes, even though it aims to draw in more LCCs with streamlined facilities perfect for budget airlines.
Ibaraki Airport terminal opened up on March 11 this past year having a daily flight back and forth from Seoul by South Korea’s Asiana Airlines.Located about 80 km northeast from the nation’s capital, it's further away from central Tokyo, japan compared to two other airports in the area - Narita Worldwide Airport terminal, around 60 km towards the east, and Haneda airport terminal, inside the city limits.
Unlike its two peers, Ibaraki Airport terminal also lacks rail links and frequent passenger bus services.Trumpeting the airport’s affordable landing charges along with other advantages, the prefectural government nevertheless continues to be positively trying to attract airlines.
Last April, Skymark Airlines grew to become the very first domestic carrier to function in the airport terminal having a daily flight connecting Ibaraki and Kobe. It added two daily flights in Feb linking the airport terminal with Sapporo and Nagoya.Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines also operates three flights each week between its home town of Shanghai and Ibaraki.
“Though people initially required a harsh look at the airport terminal, they have started to view it inside a positive way,” stated a prefectural official.
Regardless of the small group of flights, the airport terminal has been successful in drawing much traffic, including individuals who arrived at see Air Self-Defense Pressure jets in the ASDF’s Hyakuri base within the town of Omitama, Ibaraki, which shares the airport terminal.The terminal building managed through the prefectural government has to date attracted 860,000 visitors, adding to sales of restaurants and shops within the building.