Press Release

Application and Selection Procedures for Hokkaido Bundled 7 Airport Concession will start
~Toward further tourism promotion across Hokkaido~


MLIT has decided to outsource the operation of 4 national airports to the private sector from 2020, and has developed its “Application Guidelines ” etc. which set forth the details such as conditions and procedures, selection method, schedule etc of the application and selection. MLIT along with Asahikawa, Obihiro and Hokkaido aims to promote tourism and improve regional activations of the 7 airports in the bundled project by making full use of the private-sector know-how.

※National airport(New Chitose, Wakkanai, Hakodate), Specific municipal airport(Asahikawa, Obihiro), Municipal airport(Memanbetsu)

1. Outline of the business

・Duration of project:30 years(Maximum 35 years including expansions due to force majeure etc.)
・Scope of business:Operation of the airports etc., operation of terminal buildings and car parking facilities etc.
・Project structure:MLIT shall select the operator through a proposal and selection. The operator will integrate operations of the runways and the terminal buildings etc. MLIT shall set the right to operate public facilities and receive the concession fees from the operator.

 ※ The operator will operate Asahikawa Airport, Obihiro Airport and Memanbetsu Airport in addition to the operation of 4 National airports

2. Structure of the Application Guidelines etc.

〔1〕Application Guidelines:Additional information such as members of the screening committee, details of application and selection procedures and details of the schedule is provided in addition to the information provided in the Implementation policy of the 4 administrators published on 29 March 2018.
〔2〕 Selection criteria for a preferred negotiation right holder:Information about the selection method and evaluation criteria etc. is included.

3. Joint briefing of the Application Guidelines etc.

A joint briefing of the Application Guidelines etc. regarding the Hokkaido 7 bundled airport concession project will be held on Wednesday, 9 May 2018. As to the details of the joint briefing of the Application Guidelines etc and its entry form, please refer to the Exhibit.

4. Receipt of questions regarding the Application Guidelines and publication of the answers

We will accept questions about the Application Guidelines etc. following the period.
[1] From 10:00 on Wednesday,30 May to 15:00 on Thursday, 31 May 2018.
[2] From 10:00 on Monday,9 July to 15:00 on Tuesday , 10 July 2018.
As to the submission method etc., please refer to the Exhibit.

5. Schedule(tentative)

・16 August 2018              Deadline for submission of the first screening documents
・Around September 2018 Notification of the result of the first screening
・Around May 2019          Deadline for submission of the second screening documents
・Around July 2019          Selection of Preferred Negotiation Right Holder
・15 January 2020           Commencement of terminal building operations at all 7 airports
・1 June 2020                  Commencement of runway operations at New Chitose Airport
・1 October 2020            Commencement of runway operations at Asahikawa Airport
・1 March 2021              Commencement of runway operations at Wakkanai Airport,Kushiro Airport,Hakodate Airport,Obihiro Airport,Memanbetsu Airport

Contact Information

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)Airport Governance Reform Unit, Planning Division, Aviation Network Department, Civil Aviation Bureau Yasui, Takeuchi ,Akamatsu
TEL -13286 (Extension 49190, 49120, 49123) Direct Phone -13889 FAX -6833