No Money Mondays: New Chitose Airport by kapi

May 20, 2024

It's Monday, time for another No Money Monday! This week, we are headed to the northern part of Japan, to Hokkaido island. Located 3 miles southeast of Chitose, New Chitose Airport (CTS, RJCC) serves the Sapporo metropolitan area and serves around 22 million passengers, with more than 215,000 tonnes of cargo on average per year.

Opened in 1988, New Chitose Airport was to replace the Chitose Airport, a joint-use airport that today serves as a Japanese military air base that houses F-15s, Japanese presidential aircraft, and emergency response helicopters and aircraft. In 1994, RJCC became Japan’s first 24-hour airport. During the 1990s and 2010s, New Chitose used to receive international flights from Europe (KLM and Finnair), Australia (Qantas) and the USA (Hawaiian Airlines and JAL).

Due to the sharing of ATC with Chitose Air Base, there are some restrictions for civil air traffic. Daytime civil operations are limited to 32 take-offs and landings per hour, and airlines from Russia and China are prohibited on certain days.

New Chitose Airport today serves 37 airlines to 9 international and 28 domestic destinations and is the main hub for Air Do and Skymark, as well as a focus city for ANA and JAL. Aside from passenger airlines, RJCC also receives cargo service to Tokyo-Haneda and Seoul-Incheon.

This freeware rendition features:

  • Custom ground textures
  • Realistic runway markings
  • Custom airport facilities, terminals and control tower models
  • Custom-modelled terminal interior

Kapi’s amazing New Chitose Airport can be found on

Stay tuned next week for another edition of No Money Mondays!

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