Japan’s minister for administrative reform and deregulation has called for Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda airports to be privatized and merged and managed by a single operating company, arguing that the facilities would be run more efficiently in the private sector. The minister said he expects a privatization plan for the country’s main gateways to be approved by year-end. It wasn’t immediately clear what effect this move would have on business aviation operations in Tokyo, but bizav operators have long had serious access problems at both Narita and Haneda.
Japan Considers Privatizing Tokyo Airports
- October 3, 2007, 4:55 AM