Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Chubu Centrair International Airport also known as Central Japan International Airport is the international airport servicing Nagoya and the surrounding area.

Chubu Centrair International Airport (Japanese: 中部国際空港 Chūbu Kokusai Kūkō), also known as Central Japan International Airport (CENTRAIR, Japanese: セントレア), is an airport on an artificial island in Ise Bay, Tokoname City in Aichi Prefecture, south of Nagoya, Japan.
It is named after the surrounding Chubu region.
It opened on 17 February 2005. As a replacement for Nagoya Airport, it inherited its IATA airport code NGO. Its ICAO airport code is RJGG. Central Japan International Airport Co.,Ltd. operates the airport. The Japanese government classifies Chubu as a first class airport.
There is only one hotel located at Chubu Centrair International Airport, Airport/Comfort Hotel Central International Airport. It is located right next to the terminal.
Chubu is Japan's third off-shore airport, after Nagasaki Airport and Kansai International Airport in Osaka. When it opened on February of 2005, it took over all of the existing Nagoya Airport's commercial flights. The airport was opened in time for the Expo 2005 in Aichi Prefecture.
The main terminal is shaped like a "T," with three piers radiating from a central ticketing area. This design keeps check-in to aircraft distances below 300 meters. Originally, designers planned to make the main terminal resemble an origami crane from above, but this plan was abandoned due to cost.Arrivals are processed on the second floor, and departures on the third: the lower level is for maintenance, catering, and other ground operations, as well as for passenger buses to hardstands in the middle of the apron.
Airlines serving or planning to serve Chubu :-

Passenger airlines (International)
Air Canada (Vancouver)
Air China (Beijing,Chongqing via Shanghai)
Air New Zealand (Auckland)
All Nippon Airways (Seoul)
American Airlines (Chicago O'Hare)
Asiana Airlines (Seoul)
Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong, Taipei)
China Airlines (Taipei)
China Eastern Airlines (Xi'an via Shanghai)
China Southern Airlines (Dalian)
Continental Micronesia (Guam, Honolulu)
Garuda Indonesia (Denpasar)
JALways (Guam, Honolulu)
Japan Airlines (Bangkok, Beijing, Busan, Guam, Guangzhou, Manila, Paris,Seoul, Shanghai, Tianjin, Narita(Tokyo;Connection to International Lines)
Japan Asia Airways (Taipei)
Jetstar (Sydney via Cairns)
Korean Air (Busan, Jeju, Seoul)
Lufthansa (Frankfurt)
Malaysian Airlines (Kuala Lumpur)
Northwest Airlines (Detroit, Manila, Saipan)
Philippine Airlines (Manila)
Singapore Airlines (Singapore)
Thai Airways International (Bangkok)
United Airlines (Chicago O'Hare via San Francisco, Taipei)
The construction started August 2000, with a budget of 768 billion yen (€5.5 billion, $7.3 billion), but through efficient management nearly 100 billion yen was saved [1].
In addition to cost cutting measures, a number of environmental protection measures had been taken. The artificial island itself was shaped like rounded letter "D" so that sea currents inside the bay will flow freely. Its shores were partially constructed with natural rocks and sloped to aid sea lifeforms to set up colonies. During the construction a species of little tern occasionally came, so a part of it was selected and set aside to aid nesting.
(p/s: argggg...rindunya aku life kt Japan...wish to go there again, insya-allah ! )

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