This blog started off by focussing on NZ’s smaller 3rd stage airlines, past and present. Haneda Airport, also referred to as Tokyo International Airport, is considered one of two airports serving Tokyo and the encircling region. In 2014, it handled practically 73 million passengers, making it the fourth-busiest airport on the planet after Atlanta, Beijing and London Heathrow.\n\nAlthough Haneda lived in the shadow of Narita Airport for decades, largely handling domestic flights, in 2010 it added a global terminal and never appeared back. Positioned on Tokyo Bay, a relatively quick prepare or bus experience into town, and serving 28 international and dozens of domestic destinations, Haneda has turn into the airport of alternative for savvy Tokyoites.\n\nWhile it isn’t the busiest by way of whole passengers, Narita International Airport is Japan’s major international gateway, serving 50 p.c of all international passengers with connections to dozens of cities all over the world. Sapporo’s annual snow competition helps make Tokyo-Sapporo one of the world’s busiest air routes.\n\nThese two airports, the third- and fourth-busiest in Japan respectively, serve as hubs for Hokkaido Island in the north and Kyushu Island in the south. Sapporo’s airport is also referred to as New Chitose Airport and is flooded with passengers from Tokyo on one of the world’s busiest routes – dozens of flights a day ferry folks between the capital and the holiday playground of Hokkaido.\n\nRail and bus connections link the airport with Sapporo as well as ski and other vacation resorts. Fukuoka Airport lies in central Fukuoka City, only a short distance from the rail hub of Hakata Station. Japan’s other air gateways embody Osaka International Airport and Kansai International Airport serving Osaka, Naha Airport on the principle island of Okinawa, and Chubu Centrair International Airport serving Nagoya.