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Tokyo is a large city located in Japan. Being the capital city, it has very high business and tourism ratings that often exceed 300 or more each and, sometimes, more than 400 each. Tokyo is one of the very few cities in the game to host multiple events over the course of the game as the city will host the 1964 Summer Olympic Games which will be held in October that year and the 2002 World Cup. Passenger travel during these two major events will result in a huge number of people travelling in and out of the city.

Airport

The default airport here is Narita International Airport (NRT).

Trivia

In real life, Narita International Airport was opened in 1978. Prior to this, Tokyo's principal airport was Haneda International Airport. After Narita Airport opened, Haneda became a primarily domestic airport (except for flights to the Republic of China [Taiwan] until 2002) while all international flights have moved to Narita. Today, Haneda handles primarily domestic flights while Narita handles mainly international flights into and out of Tokyo.

Strategy

Tokyo is one of the most popular and competitive cities in the game. Beginners are advised not to open a hub here. It's high ratings makes routes, cargo or passenger, into and out of this city very valuable as there are huge profits available. Competition is fierce but the city can sustain even the most intense wars between airlines. The city, however, is not in such a good spot to make connections to. Although there are plenty to cities to link to the west (e.g. Seoul and Hong Kong), south west (e.g. Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok) and even to Europe (e.g. Moscow and Paris), there are virtually no cities to fly to in the east. However, with the appropriate long range planes, flights to North American cites (e.g Los Angeles and Pheonix) are possible. Usually, the best routes out of Tokyo are the ones that the player can monopolise and these routes usually are to medium sized cities like Kota Kinabalu, Wuhan and Kagoshima. Cargo operations in Tokyo also follow the same recommendations as above.

Narita International Airport will achieve a maximum slot usage within 5 or 10 years into the game. As such, a second airport is often needed and can be built by either the national government or another player. It is recommended to try to build the second airport here as soon as possible as additional airports can also acquire a high status of level 6 or 7 before the end of the game. Buying over Narita International Airport from the national government is also an excellent choice and should be done as soon as a player can purchase a national airport.

Like most major cities, the best aircraft for passenger flights are the ones that have a high satisfaction and can ferry many travellers in a short time. Examples include the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. Flights to small and medium sized cities should use planes with medium to large capacity and this includes the Boeing 777, Airbus A330, McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and the Ilyushin IL-96. For cargo flights to any reasonable city with moderate to high business ratings, medium to large capacity planes are recommended and this includes the Airbus A300-600ST, Boeing 747F and the Airbus A350-900F. Small capacity planes should be avoided as the huge number of cargo and passengers can overwhelm the aircraft capacities and multiple similar planes may be required. This will result in increased depreciation that affects company value.

A player may also take advantage of the 1964 Summer Olympics and the 2002 World Cup to boost profits by adding additional planes and/or raising prices on routes to and from Tokyo temporarily on the month of the two events.

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