WHITE PAPER: Spotlight on Japan

Find out how the Japanese market is developing and the major influencers behind its growth

In this new special white paper, we delve into the key statistics which shed light on how the Japanese market is developing and the major influencers behind its growth.

Download the white paper

Air travel has long been critical to Japan. It supports one million jobs and generates almost $83 billion in GDP, according to IATA data, so its growth and prosperity will play a critical role in the future economic security of the nation. Although issues remain with a flat wider economy, coupled with ongoing airspace obstacles, Japan’s airports and airlines are continuing to grow aggressively, aided by both passenger and regulatory trends.

Visitor numbers into Japan are already around the 20 million target that the Japanese Government had set for 2020, the Tokyo Olympics year. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport remains one of the largest airports in the world by passenger demand and new slot availability has opened it up to new international flights, boosting connectivity.

Demonstrating its commitment to growth, this year Japan will play host to Routes Asia in Okinawa from 19-21 March, the region’s premier route development forum, for the first time.

Download the white paper


Routes Asia 2018

Routes Asia 2020

The route development forum for Asia
Chiang Mai, Thailand  8 - 10 March 2020

Attracting senior decision makers from the region's air service development community, Routes Asia provides the perfect platform to expand your connections and discuss route development opportunities. Register your place today and join the region's leading airlines, airports, tourism authorities and industry influencers in Chiang Mai. 

Register my place

Share this article

Download Can tourism ever be sustainable?

Exploring how airlines and destinations are working together to help balance social and environmental concerns with the economic benefits of tourism.

Download White Paper