U.S. Travelers Will Get to Skip Security Screenings at Japan's Narita Airport on a Trial Basis
There is something particularly defeating about landing in an airport only to discover you have to go through security again before boarding your next flight. This has long been the policy at Japan’s Narita International Airport (NRT), where passengers who connect through Japan have to clear security a second time.
In a 10-day test from April 3 to 12, Aviation Wire reports that the airport will be conducting a trial where passengers traveling through NRT from the U.S. will not be required to go through security there in order to catch their connecting flight. The test does not impact passengers who are flying from Asia and transferring at NRT before continuing on to the U.S.
Makoto Natsume, president of Narita International Airport Company, said that the test is meant to make travel through NRT easier for travelers coming from the U.S. After Delta and United expressed interest in expanding their routes to include Tokyo’s other airport, Haneda (HDN), NRT is working to establish their own travel advantage.
The trial will only impact select flights originating in the U.S. Aviation Wire reports that eight airlines and 11 flights during the 10-day period will be impacted by the trial.