Chairman’s Note: 2020 Tokyo Games – UA Japan has you covered! Time to start planning!

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I don’t know about you, but 2020 feels like a LONG time away. Especially summer 2020! 

The reality though is that if you’re thinking about operating to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games, planning needs to begin now. As crazy as it sounds, we’re only 10 months away from the Opening Ceremony.

Based on trip inquiries to our Universal Aviation Japan team, as well as data shared by local authorities, point to this being a very high-traffic event. And as we’ve learned from previous Olympics, there are going to be a lot of moving parts and a high demand for services. 

In our experience with the Summer Games in London and Rio de Janeiro, we’re confident in saying the peak times of congestion will be just before the Opening Ceremony (July 21-25) and just after the Closing Ceremony period (August 8-10.)

Operating tips

Earlier this summer, Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) released guidelines for non-scheduled aircraft operating to Japan for the Games. You can read the full details and operating tips in our blog article here

Join us for information sessions at NBAA  from our Managing Director, Mr. Hiroshi Higashiyama. He and representatives from our Japan and Trip Support teams will be at NBAA (BACE) to answer your specific questions in person and will go over the next slot application period, which begins in December. We’ll also be doing live presentations from our exhibit!

In the meantime, if you are planning on attending the games, I encourage you to check some of the resources below for some background and a refresher on operating to Tokyo. You can also reach out to our UA Japan team directly at:

Helpful links

We’ll also be launching our official Tokyo Games resource center soon, so be on the lookout for that as well.

If you are going to BACE, please let me know. I’d love to set some time to chat! Hope to see you in Vegas!

Warmest regards,