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Tokyo's Narita and Osaka's Kansai airport are the two main international airports of the country. Airports in Japan can be basically classified into the following categories:
Class A Airports: This lists contains the main international airports of the country and at present these are 5 such airports.
Class B Airports: Mainly handling regional flights. Akita, Asahikawa, Chitose, Fukuoka and Hakodate are few important Class B airports.
Class C Airports: Operates domestic feeder flights. Aguni, Amami, Aomori, Goto-Fukue and Hachijo are few important Class C airports.There are a number of Japan Airports. Some of these airports are domestic and some conduct international flights. Airports in Japan are located in almost all the prefectures and major cities.
Japan International Airports
Some Japan international airports have been converted into domestic airports. There are some other airports in Japan which are under construction and once those are complete they will be ready to compete with existing airports in Japan.
Japan airports are categorized as first rate, second and also third rate airports . There are five airports that can be placed in the first class. These are all international standard airports. The names of these airports are Osaka or Itami, Narita, Chubu, Kansai and Tokyo international airport. There are lots of airports in Japan that can be included in the second class of airports. These are all domestic airports. Some of these are, Akito, Yamagata, New Chitose, Matsuyama, Yamaguchi Ube Airport, Oita, Naha and lots of other airports . There are yet another group of Japan Airports that can be grouped as third rate airports of Japan. Some of these are, Izumo, Saga, Amami, Oshima, and Kobe.
There are five Japan international Airports, twenty four second class and fifty two third rate airports in Japan. Japan has ninety six airports in total. Among these sixty two airports are capable of conducting jet aircraft flights . There are only five planned airports in Japan among all these airports.
The airports that are included in the first rate airport group in Japan handles all the international flights. The second class airports in Japan are mainly for conducting domestic flights. But some of the second rate airports handle international flights also. The third rate airports in Japan are mainly located in several distant islands to keep contact with the main land of Japan.