Considering measures to strengthen support for airport operating companies that are difficult to manage due to the influence of corona Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism October 30, 4:13
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has approved the postponement of equipment renewal in order to strengthen support for airport operating companies in various regions where aircraft suspension and flight reductions are becoming more difficult due to the impact of the new coronavirus. We are considering specific measures to support cash flow.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is considering support measures for private businesses that operate airports, as airport charges from airline companies have dropped sharply and management has become difficult.
Of these, the operating companies of the five airports, New Chitose, Sendai, Takamatsu, Fukuoka, and Kumamoto, are allowed to postpone the renewal period of equipment such as runways, which is mandatory on a regular basis, to the extent that it does not interfere with safety. I will.
In addition, we are studying concrete measures to support cash flow for "Hokkaido Airport," which operates seven airports in Hokkaido such as New Chitose, and for the operating company of Fukuoka Airport.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has supported the cash flow by allowing the operating company of Kansai Airport to advance the procedure for purchasing disaster prevention equipment and the operating company of Chubu Airport to advance the issuance of corporate bonds with government guarantees. doing.
In addition, for businesses that carry out security operations, loading and unloading of luggage, refueling, etc. at airports in various regions, payment of rent and usage fees for using facilities and land managed by the government should be postponed for a certain period of time. We are strengthening our support for airport operators to maintain our aviation network.