Narita to build terminal for low cost carriers
Narita International Airport Corp plans to construct new terminal for low cost carriers (LCCs) by March 2014. The airport operator said the expected cost will be about 20 billion yen, TV Asahi reported.
Low cost carriers, or budget airlines, are starting to make their inroads into the Japanese market. In July, Jetstar and AirAsia Japan will start flying into and out of Narita.
One of the biggest obstacles so far to low cost carriers operating out of Narita has been the high terminal rental fees, which is why the airport operator decided to build a new terminal, TV Asahi reported. The new terminal will be situated north of Terminal 2, currently occupied by a cargo handling building. It is expected to handle up to 50,000 arrivals and departures per year.