Shaq From Panama, joined Jun 2007, 378 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
I see that japanese carriers use 777 and 747.
Over there , people only fly in early morning and late evening ?
Slot constraints ?
I see ANA have some turboprops vut they only use it in regional airports.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2954 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1882 times:
Simple answer to your questions is the government didn't build enough runways at Tokyo Haneda, so insteading of increasing frequency the aircraft kept getting bigger and bigger.
Ask anyone in Japan, they would, of course, answer frequency but due to the fixed amount of slots, airlines had to fly bigger metal to move passengers.
In the gate area, I have often overheard comments like "look at the small plane we are going to ride on" - the aircraft in reference was a 767. In a few years, that remark will be made about any narrowbody jet.