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urbanflyer
Jan 14, 2007, 2:00 AM
Welcome back to the Centrair Skydeck for another round from Japan's best observation deck. This was an exciting week, with the 747LCF's first arrival to pick up 787 fuselage and wing sections. Enjoy airliner fans :)

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back to Taipei, so..."bye-bye Kitty"

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wings flexing mightily, NW 72 makes another heavy departure for Detroit

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one of ANK's many sorties clears the runway

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JA707J offers a pleasing study of her sleek shape after arriving from CDG

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This 737-83A was operating the afternoon service to PEK

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Skydeck view!

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very early rotation for B-2317 on her way to PVG

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the 1500 block is always busy on the domestic side

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all this for a 767 going to Sapporo

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the loudest member of the JAL fleet makes her way to runway 36

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turboprop vs. turboprop

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Gulfstream belonging to Toyota USA - must have been in town for meetings with the Japanese boss

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JA8083 blasting off runway 36 for Okinawa

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CX536 arrives from HKG and gracefully makes her turn for the terminal

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Big Boeing vs. Baby Bus

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the Baby Bus is off to Shenzhen

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another 737-781 returns to base

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followed by a well taken care of 767-381 still wearing her domestic-only titles arriving from OKA

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another gorgeous but frigid evening comes to a close on Ise Bay

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and a few stragglers from a couple days later...

OZ 122 is off runway 36 featuring another special livery

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JO 83 arrives from Honolulu on time for once!

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very rare, but on this day it was possible to see the Nagoya station skyline

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N782UA making her way to runway 36 showing the 777's great lines

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off on her way back to SFO as UA 830

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another lovely A345 touchdown as EK 314 arrives from DXB

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this is heaven

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so long from Centrair again!

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staff
Jan 14, 2007, 4:01 AM
Wow, awesome shots and commentary.
Love all those triple sevens and that EK big bird. :D

tayser
Jan 14, 2007, 6:26 AM
Where does Nagoya sit in the food chain of Japanese airports? I mean it gets some big airliners into it for a relatively minor city (compared to Osaka and of course Big Bad Arse Tokyo...)???

'scuse ignorance, but that's frikkin impressive.

WonderlandPark
Jan 14, 2007, 6:36 AM
Where does Nagoya sit in the food chain of Japanese airports? I mean it gets some big airliners into it for a relatively minor city (compared to Osaka and of course Big Bad Arse Tokyo...)???

'scuse ignorance, but that's frikkin impressive.

EXACTLY what I was thinking, direct service by an Emirates A340? Direct from Nagoya on a 747 to Detroit? SFO I can understand, but wow, NGO seems extremely well connected.

urbanflyer
Jan 14, 2007, 7:25 AM
NGO saw ~13,000,000 passengers in 2006, which puts it below Tokyo Haneda, Tokyo Narita, Osaka Itami, Osaka Kansai and Naha (Okinawa) in the pecking order of this country's airports. Of those, Haneda, Itami, and Naha are primarily domestic facilities.

The primary reason for NGO's traffic is the fact that Nagoya is the industrial heartland of Japan (something a lot of people seem not to know :)) Toyota and all of its group suppliers and subsidiaries are HQ'd in this area, in addition to major steel, aerospace, pharmaceutical and telecom activity.

Most of the longhaul routes from NGO can be explained by Toyota connections. DTW? Toyota USA and several other subsidiaries are based in Indiana and Kentucky and Northwest has had that market cornered with service since the mid '90s. CDG? Toyota Shokki (AKA Toyota Industries Corp.) recently established a huge plant just outside Paris. Guangzhou? Tianjin? Toyota has plants there as well - so both JAL and ANA have nonstop service from NGO. Lufthansa has served NGO since the mid-90s as well - VW, BMW and Mercedes are all big sellers in Japan and Nagoya is this country's undisputed aftermarket parts manufacturing capital. The list goes on...

Dubai has recently become the Middle Eastern home of Toyota Financial but Emirates chose to add nonstop service here instead of Tokyo because NGO has the lowest landing fees in Japan and the most convenient connections since domestic and international are all in the same terminal.

As of January 1, current routes from this airport are:

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tayser
Jan 14, 2007, 7:53 AM
of course, Cairns & Okinawa, so all the Toyota execs can go play in the sun ;)

thanks.

Arunava
Jan 14, 2007, 9:56 AM
Love seeing Japanese airports. Another great thread urbanflyer.

Kroy Wen
Jan 14, 2007, 10:32 AM
^awesome pics and info!

urb- can you describe what's going on in the background of this photo? The green tower structures and what look like two triangular bridge piers?

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urbanflyer
Jan 15, 2007, 6:39 AM
The green towers are part of the Aichi Steel complex. The bridge towers are from a small suspension span linking two islands at the Port of Nagoya.

It's very rare to see that stuff from the airport though...usually there's a decent haze or low cloud cover.

Lexy
Jan 15, 2007, 8:02 AM
You lucky dog. I need to get over on that side of the world and do some photography some time. Great thread!