The New Chitose Airport is Japan's third busiest airport after Narita and Haneda. The route between Haneda and Chitose is the busiest air route in the world with dozens of jumbo jets flying between the cities.
The airport has two semicircular terminals, one for domestic and one for international flights. The New Chitose Airport opened in 1991 and replaces the nearby Chitose Airport which is now used as an air force base only; all commercial flights have moved to the New Chitose Airport.
The airport is mostly used for domestic flights but there are a few international flights as well, mostly to China, Korea and Taiwan.
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Which airlines fly to New Chitose Airport?
- Japan Airlines
- All Nippon Airways
- Air Do
- ANA Wings
- Thai Airways
- Tiger Airways
- Asiana Airlines
- Hong Kong Airlines
- PAL Express
There are more airlines flying to New Chitose Airport. See here for a complete list of airlines flying to New Chitose Airport or look for flights to Chitose.
Where is New Chitose Airport located?
The airport is located just 5km to the southeast of Chitose.
How to get from the airport to Chitose city centre by public transport?
The New Chitose Airport has its own train station on the Chitose Line. Express trains run between the airport and Sapporo station. The ride will take about 40 minutes and a one-way ticket will cost just over JPY 1000.
Alternatively, taxis and airport shuttle buses are available to various destinations in the region.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
What are popular destinations from New Chitose Airport?
Most flights from New Chitose Airport are to Tokyo and to Nagoya but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Japan Airlines. Every day there are flights to 15 destinations from New Chitose Airport. Here are the most popular destinations:
- 1. Tokyo: Haneda Airport (HND)
- 2. Nagoya: Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO)
- 3. Tokyo: Narita International Airport (NRT)
- 4. Osaka: Kansai International Airport (KIX)
- 5. Taipei: Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
- 6. Seoul: Incheon International Airport (ICN)