30% Reduction in Flights Between China and Japan

30% reduction in flights between China and Japan will fall below 1,000 times per week  as a result of the spread of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, Japanese airlines have significantly reduced scheduled flights between Japan and China. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the number of round-trip flights per week in early February was 1,114, which was 509 fewer than originally planned. The number of flights decreased by 30%. Japanese airlines plan to continue to reduce flights in the near future, and the number of weekly flights will again be less than 1,000 times after 5 years. If Chinese tourists, which account for 30% of tourists to Japan, decrease, it will have a serious impact on Japan ’s tourism and other industries.

 

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan counted the flight schedules at the end of January. The mid-day flight in February was originally planned to be 1,623 times a week, but it has been gradually reduced since late January when the epidemic was severe.

From the perspective of each airport, the epidemic has had a greater impact on Kansai Airport. In early February, the airport ’s day-to-day flights were reduced to about 370 times a week, 40% less than the original planned 610 times. Chubu International Airport ’s mid-day flights have been cut in half, from about 200 to about 100. Narita Airport has also been reduced from approximately 360 times to approximately 300 times.

The airlines intend to continue reducing flights in the future. All Japan Air Transport  announced the grounding of the Narita-Beijing route on February 4. Japan Airlines  has also decided to reduce or cancel flights departing from Narita-Beijing from February 17 to March 28.

 

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30% reduction in flights between China and Japan will fall below 1,000 times per week  as a result of the spread of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, Japanese airlines have significantly reduced scheduled flights between Japan and China.

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