Naha Japan’s fourth largest int’l cargo hub

Okinawa’s Naha Airport is now the fourth largest international cargo hub in Japan – after Haneda, Kansai and Narita – with the volume of international cargo passing through it reaching nearly 185,000 tonnes in 2014.


Naha Japan’s fourth largest int’l cargo hub


Okinawa’s Naha Airport is now the fourth largest international cargo hub in Japan – after Haneda, Kansai and Narita – with the volume of international cargo passing through it reaching nearly 185,000 tonnes in 2014. This represents nearly a hundredfold increase from the 1,900 tonnes the airport handled in 2008 before All Nippon Airways (ANA) made it an international cargo hub.

The total international cargo volume at domestic airports in 2014 was about 2.04 million tonnes at Narita International Airport, 700,000 tonnes at Kansai International Airport and 259,000 tonnes at Haneda International Airport.

The Naha Airport was on the 3rd place between 2009 and 2013, however, the cargo volume at the Haneda International Airport increased after it expanded its runways.

While the transaction volume in Naha has increased 100-fold, the export figures of groceries and beverages from Okinawa to overseas markets has about doubled during the same period.