JAPAN, Japan — For all the hype surrounding the “air travel boom,” Japanese cities are still struggling to meet demand for high-speed air travel, with the number of flights from Tokyo and Osaka falling in the past year.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a report today highlighting the need to boost air travel demand in the country, citing a number of factors that are holding back growth.
IATA’s report shows that the nation’s air travel capacity fell to around 10 million passengers in 2016 from 15 million passengers a decade earlier, and while Japan’s airports are still in good shape, they are struggling to keep up with demand for flights.
“The country still has a long way to go to meet its aviation demand,” said Hiroshi Shimazaki, a senior research fellow at IATA and a co-author of the report.
“It is not enough to have a very low demand for air travel.
Tokyo and Osaka have already achieved a high level of air travel efficiency.
But, the problem is that this is a trend that is spreading across the country and in particular in the capital cities.”
While Tokyo and its neighboring capital Osaka have enjoyed a relatively strong air travel industry over the past decade, the country’s other two capitals, Osaka and Nagoya, have not enjoyed the same success.
The report shows a similar trend in other regions, particularly in central and northern Japan.
In Tokyo, the number one airport in the nation, a total of 11 million passengers flew to Japan last year, up from 4.3 million passengers last year.
Osaka, with its population of nearly 12 million, had a total passenger flight capacity of just under 5 million last year and Nagawara, with an estimated population of 6.4 million, was the second-smallest airport in Japan with a total airport capacity of 1.3 billion passengers.
But in the cities of Osaka and Tokyo, passengers continue to fly more and more frequently, despite the slow increase in the number and frequency of flights.
The IATA report shows the number flying from Osaka and Kobe to Tokyo increased from 8.3 and 8.6 million passengers per year in 2016 to 8.8 million and 9.1 million in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
The Tokyo metropolitan area, home to over 2.3 times as many people as the entire nation, saw a 20% increase in passenger flight flights in the period, with Osaka and Yokohama the next largest increases.
However, while Tokyo is showing some improvement, the national figures are still quite disappointing.
The number of Japanese passengers flying from Tokyo to Osaka dropped from 6.8 and 7.1 per year to 4.7 and 4.5 per year, respectively.
While Osaka’s airport capacity increased from 4 million passengers to 4 million last season, the total number of passengers flying to Osaka has also decreased by 10 million since 2016.
There are other cities in Japan that are doing better than Tokyo.
Osaka’s airports, in particular, are on track to increase capacity to around 12 million passengers this year, and Nagashima Airport, with a population of about 6.3 people per square mile, is on track for a 30% increase.
While there is some good news to report, there are some challenges for Japan’s airlines and airports.
For example, Japan’s transportation system is a very complex and inefficient system.
IATA points out that Japan has the highest number of roads in the world but only 6% of the roads are fully paved.
It is also the only developed country that does not have any major international airports.
Furthermore, Japan is a relatively new nation and a relatively small region.
It’s very likely that Japan will have to invest more in its air transportation infrastructure in the coming years.
As well, the Japan Railway Corp., which is the countrys largest railway operator, is under increasing pressure to improve efficiency and profitability.
It currently operates more than 3,000 rail lines and over 6,000 buses, compared to over 10,000 trains and more than 7,000 cars in 2015.
Japan is a rapidly expanding country, with cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, and Kobe City (a small city in southern Japan) having grown rapidly over the last decade.
The growth is not evenly distributed throughout the country as it is in most developed countries.
The region is a magnet for foreign investment, which is one of the main drivers of the country.
Japan is also home to the world’s biggest airport, Kobe International Airport, and a number other major tourist destinations.