Fukuoka International Airport Company has signed a project agreement with Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to operate Fukuoka Airport.
The company has been formed by the Fukuoka Airport HD Group, a consortium headed by Fukuoka Airport Holdings, whose other partners include Nishi-Nippon Railroad, Mitsubishi, Changi Airports International and Kyushu Electric Power.
The consortium is expected to start operating Fukuoka Airport from 1 April next year.
Pursuant to the terms of the original proposal, the consortium aims to transform Fukuoka Airport and will work to secure a five-star rating from aviation consultancy Skytrax.
By providing a simplified landing-fee framework and long-term discounts to secure flight routes, the consortium will work to attract airlines to Fukuoka Airport in a bid to expand the airport’s domestic and international flight networks.
The consortium will also implement necessary measures to ensure that the airport offers efficient services at check-in and security clearance.
Besides launching a brand new concept to the airport, the consortium will focus on opening a range of food and beverage outlets, in addition to retail and entertainment options.
The consortium will continue to work with local businesses to revitalise the airport and will encourage economic development across Kyushu and the rest of Western Japan.
Fukuoka Airport is an international and domestic airport located east of Hakata Station in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan.
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