Japan's Nagoya airport to build terminal for budget airlines
NAGOYA -- Chubu Centrair International Airport plans to open a second terminal targeting low-cost carriers within two to three years, as foreign visitors to Japan continue to rise thanks partly to the weak yen.
Constructing a terminal building and apron that can accommodate 3 million to 5 million passengers a year will cost the airport operator up to 20 billion yen ($165 million). Details of the plan will be hammered out within the year.
Spring Airlines, China's largest budget carrier, began service in June between Nagoya and Chinese cities. AirAsia Japan -- a joint venture between Malaysia's namesake low-cost airline and others, including e-commerce giant Rakuten and sporting goods retailer Alpen -- moved its headquarters to Chubu Airport in September, with plans to offer service on three Nagoya routes sometime after next spring.
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