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Universal: Begin Planning for Summer 2020 Olympics Ops

 - August 21, 2019, 12:16 PM
Chubu Centrair International Airport near Tokyo is specially designated for Olympics slots.

While the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games and Paralympics are a year away, the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) has already released guidelines for non-scheduled flights and is beginning to accept slot applications for Chubu Centrair International Airport (RJGG/NGO) and Sendai Airport (RJSS/SDJ), Universal Weather & Aviation said. Universal further advised affected operators to begin planning now for the events as “tentative” slots are anticipated to begin issuance as early as September 30.

“We highly encourage you to make arrangements…as soon as your schedule is known so that you can secure your best options,” the company said, adding that based on inquiries Universal Aviation Japan has already seen, “early indicators show it will be another high-demand event.”

The JCAB guidance outlines slot coordination at the airports handling general aviation traffic during the 2020 Summer Games scheduled July 24 to August 9, 2020, and the August 25 to September 6, 2020, Paralympics.

Six airports will handle the slots—three Tokyo Metro airports (Narita International, Haneda International, and Ibaraki ) and three specially designated airports (New Chitose, Sendai, and Chubu Centrair International). The guidance specifies slot coordination periods and classification of who will be permitted at which airports during certain time frames. Parking will be limited to three hours at the Tokyo Metro airports.