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2019 JITTI Civil Aviation Seminar

2019 JITTI Civil Aviation Seminar

The Future of Civil Aviation in the Asia Pacific Region​

Air passenger transport in the Asia Pacific region has been steadily growing and reached 1.6 billion passengers in 2018. While air passengers in the region have increased, Japan hopes to achieve even greater targets of 40 million foreign visitors in 2020 and 60 million in 2030, and is implementing policies in order to address these increasing aviation demands. One major policy is to enhance the functions of Tokyo metropolitan airports by such measures as reviewing the flight paths to and from Haneda (Tokyo International Airport) and developing a third runway in Narita Airport. Another is to strengthen gateway functions at regional airports through such actions as airport management privatization utilizing the Concessions Method.

However, at the same time, the competitive environment for international civil aviation in the Asia Pacific region has drastically changed owing to the enhancement of long-haul direct flights from the U.S. to Asian destinations other than Japan, the construction of mega airports in Asian countries, and the rise of long-haul Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), especially from Southeast Asian countries.

JITTI is pleased to invite experts in international civil aviation from aeronautical authorities and air carriers in Japan and the U.S, as well as an airport operator from Japan, to discuss the future vision and aviation strategies of international civil aviation in the Asia Pacific region

Opening Remarks:

Masafumi Shukuri

Chairman of the Board, Japan International Transport and Tourism Institute, USA (JITTI USA)

Chairman, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Honorable Guest Remarks:

Shinsuke Sugiyama

Ambassador of Japan to the United States

U.S. Department of State

Keynote Speeches:

Jotaro Horiuchi

Assistant Vice-Minister for International Affairs and International Aviation, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan

David Short

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation

Akihiko Tamura

President & CEO, Narita International Airport Corporation

Panel Discussion:


Hirotaka Yamauchi

President, JTTRI​​


Shuichi Fujimura

Executive Officer, Alliances & International Affairs, All Nippon Airways

Tadao Nishio

Managing Executive Officer, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Japan Airlines

Heather Wingate

Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Delta Air Lines

Stephen Morrissey

Vice President, Regulatory and Policy, United Airlines