New Chitose Airport



  • Hokkaido, Japan.


  • Two Civilian : 01/19 Left and Right to the South East of terminals
  • Two Military : 18/36 Left and Right to the North West of terminals

Aircraft Serviced:

  • 36,400+ per year

Passengers Serviced:

  • 22,500,000+ per year [2]
Domestic Terminal (image embedded from Biglobe 28 September 2010) Main Hall (video embedded from Youtube on 30 September 2010)

The Gateway to Hokkaido

Area and population

  • The New Chitose Airport is Hokkaido's main international airport. It primarily services the metropolitan area of Sapporo (5th largest city in Japan with over 2.1 Million inhabitants), it lies 28km to the north west and Tomokomai, a major port for the area lies closer to the south east.


  • The airport is noteworthy in that it accommodates the busiest passenger air route in the world; the most passenger seat returns per month of any airport, in partnership with Tokyo Narita. More than 22.5 million return seats annually as of July 2010[2].
  • This volume of passengers is made even more exceptional in that Hokkaido is covered by very severe snow fall for 5 month of the year (Sapporo has the highest snow fall of any major metropolitan city in the world, with more than 7 meters a year).

Airport Details

  • The Airport is serviced by JR trains (36-39min Sapporo), Buses (60 Sapporo), Taxis & rental cars (60 Sapporo)[3].
  • The airport codes are IATA code: CTS and ICAO code: RJCC.
  • The airport has two very modern terminals:
    1. The New Chitose Airport is a 4 story, 18 jet-way Domestic Terminal and
    2. The (New as of May 2010) New Chitose Airport International terminal (markedly smaller than domestic).
  • The “New” part of the airport has twin three-kilometer runways, running parallel: 01 Left / 19 Right & 01 Right / 19 Left. They lie to the south east of the terminals and the original Chitose Airport still has it’s two runways, running parallel: 18 Left / 36 Right (3km) & 18 Right / 36 Left (2.7km) to the north west of the terminals.
Ground plate (image embedded from wikimedia 28 Sep 2010)

Routes serviced

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Domestic routes (image embedded from HATCo. Ltd. on 20 September 2010) International routes (image embedded from HATCo. Ltd. on 20 September 2010)

Terminal Facilities

Two very modern, world class terminals sit opposing each other around a ring road and underground rail transport hub[1]

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The Domestic (blue) and International (green) Terminals consist of 4 floors containing everything anyone could need including;

  • Four Art Galleries,
  • Many drinking and dining options,
  • Massage rest and relaxation options,
  • Children's play areas and sky gallery,
  • Fast efficient and affordable commuting and transferring options,
  • Fast and Up to date Wifi throughout both terminals,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Dry cleaners and drug store,
  • Two hair salons,
  • Nail salon,
  • Pet care centre and even Dental services.[4]
1. WIKIPEDIA (2010). New Chitose Airport. Retrieved from Wikipedia on 26 September 2010.
2. MLITT Japan (2010). Passenger Numbers. Retrieved from MLITT Japan website on 25 September 2010.
3. HATCo.Ltd. (2010) transport. Retrieved from HATCo.Ltd. website on 27 September 2010.
4. Extension Hokkaido (2010). terminal facilities. Retrieved from Extension Hokkaido website on 28 September 2010.

Want to know more?

New Chitose Airport Terminal
This is the New Chitose Airport Terminal website, with all the relevant and updated information a passenger may need.
The History of New Chitose
Here you can find an in-depth history of the airfield including; numerous changes in ownership, Crashes, Hijackings and more.
Japanese AIP page
This is the Japanese Aeronautical information publications website, with all the relevant and updated information a pilot may need (a log is necessary for this website, However it is free of charge and in English).
Ground plate !!Out of date: not for operational use!!
This is the ground plate to familiarize yourself with the scope of the new airport.
Wikipedia - New Chitose Airport
You can find extensive information about New Chitose Airport on this page in Wikipedia.

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