Narita Airport plans for growth, though not with Marianas routes

TOKYO — Amid major plans for expansion of Tokyo’s Narita International Airport in the coming months and years to increase passenger capacity and takeoff and landing slots, the outlook for additional flights between Narita and Guam and Saipan does not look good.

As of January, Narita handles 47 flights a week that touch down in Guam or Saipan, with Narita Airport Authority’s senior manager of the Administration Division, Katsuaki Tomimura, identifying the decline as starting from the high reported in calendar 2010.

“The year 2010 saw the merger between Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, as well as the . . .

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