Tokyo Kanto International Airport (KTO)

This is the last of the series called “Airports of the Hite Corporation”. These are by no means the only airports to be used by the airline group as hubs, but these are the airports that will be built for the express purpose of serving the airline group. Other cities have large enough airports or easily expanded airports to serve the needs of the airline group. More information on the airline itself will come in a new series sometime in 2016. More details to follow suit.

Tokyo Kanto International Airport is a planned international airport to serve the south and west portions of the Tokyo metropolitan area. It will be located on an artificial island in the south end of Tokyo Bay. It will be the planned hub for Hite Kanto Airlines and will serve as a maintenance base for the airline group. It will also have the headquarters and call center for Hite Kanto Airlines. It will have four terminals and six runways. The runways will be in two sets of three parallel runways running southwest/northeast.

  • Terminal 1: 20 gates – Skyteam Carriers
  • Terminal 2: 20 gates – Star Alliance Carriers
  • Terminal 3: 20 gates – Oneworld and Independent Carriers
  • Terminal 4: 40 gates – Hite Airlines Carriers

The airport catchment area is the south and west part of the metropolitan area and it has great access to the ports for cargo carriers. It is also on an artificial island and is able to be expanded.

The airport will have hotels on site.

The airport will be connected to Tokyo and the main island by rail, road, and has bus and taxi service. The airport is also planned to be connected to Tokyo Narita and Tokyo Haneda, the two competitor airports, by high speed rail.

The airport is planned to cost 10 billion dollars and take 20 years to complete.

The airport will host lower landing fees to attract low cost carriers and carriers who elect to use the airport over the other, more expensive, airports in the area.

The busiest planned domestic destinations include: Osaka, Kansai, New Chitose, Nagoya, and Sendai.

The busiest planned international destinations include: Beijing, Seoul, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore, and Honolulu