Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Chitose Airport Car Rental

The largest airport in Hokkaido by land area, New Chitose airport (IATA: CTS) is found just over three miles south east of Chitose and Tomakomai in Hokkaido, Japan. It primarily services the metropolitan district of Sapporo, and is regarded as a vital transportation link between the area and other Japanese cities, as well as a large amount of international destinations too.

The airport design includes a large domestic flight terminal which is built in a semi-circular shape, which has 18 separate gates for internal Japanese flights. A smaller terminal provides access to international flights for passengers, although there are currently only six gates in operation, limiting the capacity for international travel outside of the country. The airport is ultimately one of the busiest airports in the country, ranked third in Japan behind Narita and Haneda in 2005. The amount of passengers carried through the airport is within the top 100 in the world, ranking at number 64 in terms of passenger movements. In addition to this, the New Chitose to Toyko Haneda route is the busiest in the world, with over eight and a half million passengers being carried during 2010 alone.

Needless to say, with such a large airport in operation, there are great facilities in the local area. There are a number of car hire desks where arriving passengers often compare New Chitose airport car hire to make travelling easier, although there are also very respectable public transport links from the airport to other parts of the region. With over twenty airlines operating to more than thirty destinations, there is no doubting the importance of this massive airport to Japan’s economy and transportation structure.

Inside New Chitose Airport. Creative Commons Image Source: 

For flight information visit the official New Chitose airport here.