Narita Golden Week Outbound Traffic Up 6.1% — Departure Peak on May 2
Narita International Airport released its number of passengers expected during the “Golden Week” spring vacation running this year from April 24 to May 7.
The number of outbound travelers this year is forecast to increase by 6.1 percent to 487,400. Last year, the departure date peaked on April 25 with 43,079 holiday makers due to the non-consecutive line-up holiday. This year, the departure date is expected to peak on May 2 with 46,800 passengers, followed by April 29 with 44,700 and April 26 with 40,000. Also, April 28 and May 1 expect to see as many holiday makers as 39,200 and 38,400 respectively. Compared to the same period a year earlier when the peak departure dates fell within the first half of the Golden Week, the departure dates this year are favorably aligned thanks to the consecutive holiday line-up.
The number of inbound travelers during the Golden Week is forecast to rise 2.0 percent to 476,800. The peak return traffic is slated on May 6 with 49,355 passengers, followed by May 5 with 42,200 and May 4, 37,378. By destinations, South Korea, Guam, Saipan and Honolulu are reported to show a robust growth. The number of passengers, outbound and inbound, presently stands at 964,200 in total on a 4.0 percent year-on-year increase.
Source: Travel Vision
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