Chūbu Centrair International Airport Reviews

2The airport code of Chūbu Centrair International Airport (NGO) was actually derived from the location of the air facility in Nagoya. The airport opened in the spring of 2005 at the D-shaped island within the Ise Bay (artificial island) in Aichi Prefecture, which was landscaped with the natural environment and wildlife in mind. Though, NGO was actually the second airport built on a manmade island (after Kansai International Airport).

Just so you know, Chūbu Centrair serves the third largest metropolitan area in Japan, centered around the city of Nagoya. The region is a major manufacturing centre, with the headquarters and production facilities of Toyota Motor Corporation and production facilities for Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. In this review, let’s discover more about the international public airport for the region of Chūbu.

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Chūbu Centrair International Airport Reviews-Fu No YuChūbu Centrair International Airport is operational for 24 hours and has five information counters at the airport. These are located on the first, second, and third levels of the terminal building. Staff at these desks can also help travellers with registration for use of rental wheelchairs and baby pushchairs. Please be advised that volunteers dressed in orange jackets can also assist with queries.

If passengers need to change their clothes after a long flight, there are change rooms located in the departures and arrivals lobby. A one-of-a-kind bathhouse, “Fu No Yu,” wherein customers can watch the planes landing and taking off, is located at the Relaxation Plaza, open from 8 am to 10 pm.

Sky Town areaThere are many places offering meals, snacks, and drinks at the airport. Several Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Western restaurants can be found, and there are plenty of cafés, bento kiosks, and ramen noodle bars. The widest choice is available at the Sky Town area on the fourth level of the terminal. Unfortunately, there are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions available at the airport. The Family Mart, which seems to be more of a convenience store, is open 24 hours.

Most shops are located on the third and fourth levels of the main terminal building. Among the options are several food shops selling Japanese and local specialities, fashion boutiques, electronics, and gadget retailers, bookshops, and outlets selling travel accessories. Duty-free shopping is located in International Departures.

Travellers stay connected with the free WiFi throughout the airport and, additionally, 6 internet kiosks are available at the airport too, though it’s not free (100 yen per 10 minutes).

Getting To and From

It takes approximately 40 minutes to drive from central Nagoya to Central Japan International Airport. First, head south on the Nagoya Expressway (tolls apply), then merge onto the Chita Peninsula Road, before finally following the Centrair Line westwards to the airport.

Nagoya RailroadThrough public transport, the Nagoya Railroad transports passengers from Meitetsu Nagoya Station to Central Japan International Airport in as little as 28 minutes.

Buses to many destinations in the region, which are operated by a number of different companies, leave from outside the terminal building and take approximately about one hour into Nagoya.

Taxi ranks are located directly outside the Access Plaza, on the second level. A taxi information desk is positioned next to the central information counter on the second level for bookings and information.

Location – Traffic – Service

NGO is situated on a manmade island 35 km (22 miles) south of Nagoya in central Japan which serves as the primary hub for All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Jetstar Japan. The first-class airport and main international gateway for  Chūbu region currently has one main terminal, a new terminal for domestic low-cost flights, and one runway. Chūbu Centrair International Airport was continuously being recognized for being the World’s Best Regional Airport in 2015 and this year. In 2011, statistically, NGO had accommodated over 15 million passengers.

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Contact Information:

  • Airport Code:          NGO
  • Phone Number:      +81 569-38-1195
  • Website URL:          http://www.centrair.jp/en/
  • Address:                 1 Chome-1 Centrair, Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture 479-0881, Japan

Overview

For some reason, we weren’t able to find Chūbu Centrair International Airport reviews online. However, even without the feedback of travellers, we are confident that this airport is one of the busiest yet organized air facilities in the world. Being the airport in the third largest metropolitan area in Japan is not easy. But, despite that, NGO is globally recognized as the 6th best from the world’s top 100 airports this year by Skytrax.

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