Haneda opens to international bizav flights
Japan has opened Tokyo Haneda Airport to international general aviation flights via 16 slots per hour, available between 11 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. daily. Outside those times, international flights will have to land at other designated airports to clear customs and procedural requirements before being permitted to fly to other destinations within Japan. Applications should be filed by the 15th of the month before the proposed date of flight. The slots, for use only on Runway 16L/34R, are available for international business aircraft operations as well as charter flights. Separately, the minimum number of slots available for private aircraft at Tokyo Narita Airport has doubled–from three to six per day–as a result of the long-delayed opening of a second runway. For additional information contact David Terauchi at (714) 974-7825.