French airport operator VINCI Airports has resumed commercial flight activity across its network in Japan as travel restrictions have been eased in the country after the Covid-19 outbreak.
The operator started serving domestic passengers at Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, and Kobe Airport, on 19 June.
Flights at Kansai International Airport, which are operated by Peach Aviation, resumed to Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Kushiro, Kagoshima, Ishigaki, Amami, Miyazaki, Okinawa and Tokyo.
The carrier plans to increase flights depending on demand.
Thermographic cameras are installed at the airport’s security checkpoints to check passenger’s body temperatures.
At Kobe Airport, Fuji Dream Airlines also resumed operations on 12 June with connections for Matsumoto and Aomori.
Other airlines, including Jet Star Japan, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL), have announced plans to resume flights in the coming weeks.
To ensure health and safety measures across all 45 airports it operates, VINCI Airports has collaborated with a number of local authorities.
Various safety measures have been implemented, including mandatory wearing of masks, reducing traffic in different areas and maintaining physical distance in queues.
VINCI also installed hydro-alcoholic gel kiosks for passengers and has increased the cleaning, disinfection and ventilation of its airports.
Earlier this month, VINCI Airports announced the resumption of flight connections between its France and Portugal airport network.
The company also started operating airports at Serbia and the UK.
Recently, it partnered with Spanish IT solutions provider Amadeus to upgrade the passenger experience and increase automation at Serbia’s Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport.