September 17, 2008

Japan, 3 Scandinavian Nations Agree to Boost Narita Flights

Tokyo, Sept. 17 (Jiji Press)--Japan has agreed with Sweden, Norway and Denmark to expand flight services between Narita International Airport near Tokyo and the three Scandinavian countries, the Japanese transport ministry said Wednesday.

The four nations reached the agreement at their civil aviation talks held in the Swedish capital of Stockholm on Monday and Tuesday, according to the ministry.

The number of weekly round-trip flights linking the Narita airport and the three Scandinavian nations will be raised to 10 from the current seven after the completion of work to extend one of the Narita airport's two runways in 2010.

Scandinavian Airlines System, which is jointly owned by Sweden, Norway and Denmark, plans to launch flights connecting the Narita airport and Stockholm, on top of its existing Narita-Copenhagen route.END

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