We are pleased to announce the installation of a new self-contained Wi-Fi rental service, "WiFiBOX," which allows users to rent a mobile Wi-Fi router easily and contactlessly, at the Niigata Tourist Information Center on the first floor of Niigata Airport, starting on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
This is the second installation in the Shinetsu area, following Shinshu Matsumoto Airport, bringing the total number of WiFiBOX locations to 43 at 37 facilities. We will continue to actively install WiFi boxes at airports, train stations, and commercial facilities in Japan to further improve customer convenience.
Outline of Installation
Niigata Airport, 1st floor, Niigata Prefecture Tourist Information Center (General Information Center)
The service will be installed above the counter in the "Niigata Prefecture Tourist Information Center" located in the center plaza on the 1st floor.
Available hours for pick-up and return
6:30 - 21:30
Niigata Airport Official Website
The number of passengers using Niigata Airport in FY2022 will be approximately 810,000, which is 208.7% of the number in FY2021, and has recovered to about 70% of the number before the Corona disaster. In addition, the airport is expected to see an increase in the number of inbound foreign travelers as well as domestic travelers, and with Toki Air, an airline based at Niigata Airport, expected to begin service, further expansion of the airport's use is anticipated.
The airport is also located in a convenient location for sightseeing and return trips, with easy access to major areas such as Niigata Port, where boats bound for Sado arrive and depart, and Niigata downtown within 15 to 20 minutes by car, and Tsukioka Onsen, one of Niigata Prefecture's most popular hot spring resorts, within 40 minutes by car. The number of inbound foreign tourists using the Taipei and Shanghai flights and the Seoul flight, which will resume service on October 31, 2023 (Tuesday), is expected to increase in addition to the domestic tourism, return trip, business, and gig shortage, and the needs of overseas travelers from Japan and Japanese who connect to Kansai International Airport and other airports for overseas travel. In order to meet the needs of a growing number of inbound international travelers, we have decided to install WiFi boxes to meet the needs of more users.
Niigata Prefecture https://www.pref.niigata.lg.jp/sec/kuko/kij-airport-riyour4.html
FNN Prime Online https://www.fnn.jp/articles/-/588251