Airport infrastructure

The EBC encourages the continued opening up of HND airport slots. In addition, improved “on or near airport” facilities, including for catering and cargo are needed. We welcome the opening of the new air corridor at HND with its positive business and environmental impacts.


  • HND should continue opening up to international traffic, including flights to and from Europe
  • More space for catering and cargo suppliers should be allocated at HND, in order to increase efficiency and reduce costs for operators.
  • Additional car park facilities should be added at HND to alleviate waiting times for parking spaces. This would improve quick access to the airport.
  • Numbers of immigration staff should be increased at all international airports as waiting times are
  • The “early landing gear down” policy at NRT should be re-evaluated in consultation with local communities, on environmental as well as cost grounds, as it results in higher fuel consumption and increases noise.