POSTED: July 18th 2013

SportsTourism: Tokyo's airports Narita and Haneda get top scores from FlightStats

Narita serves most of the international flow of traffic
Narita serves most of the international flow of traffic

A new runway was opened at Haneda in October 2010 / Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Group
A new runway was opened at Haneda in October 2010 / Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Group

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Travel information company FlightStats ranked the Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) and Narita International Airport the world's two most reliable major airports for respecting departure times for this past month June 2013.

According to their findings as well the "On-time Performance Report" states that "Tokyo's Haneda maintained its top spot among the world's busiest airports."

Stats show that Tokyo is positioned very well to manage Olympic traffic should the International Olympic Committee (IOC) give the Japanese city the summer Games, with 95.04 % of flights from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) leaving on-time, and 86.38 % of flights from Narita International Airport leaving.

"Having the world's two best airports right here in our city is the perfect endorsement of why Tokyo can promise to deliver a fantastic and efficient Games,” affirmed Masato Mizuno, ceo.  “We will offer a stress-free experience in the best conditions for all Olympic Family members, athletes, and spectators in the renowned tradition of Japanese hospitality: 'omotenashi'.

“The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be a dynamic celebration in the heart of the world's most forward-thinking city."

Narita is the one of the two airports that manages more of the international flights and is located about 60 km out of Tokyo. It is connected to central Tokyo by a number of rail and bus lines.

Haneda is used more for domestic travel and is more centrally located with a small number of international flights.

These two airports rank high along with Amsterdam (AMS), Munich (MUC),Seattle (SEA),Minneapolis (MSP),Toronto (YYZ), and Phoenix (PHX).

Tokyo is competing against Istanbul and Madrid to host the summer Olympics in 2020 and the IOC will make their choice in less than two months on September 7th in Buenos Aires.

Keywords · Tokyo 2020 · Narita · Haneda · air travel · sports tourism

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