Japan mulls further cuts in airport landing fees

The Japanese government is weighing additional measures to support airlines devastated by the coronavirus.

NHK has learned that officials are considering a further reduction in airport landing fees for the next fiscal year.

The government has already slashed the fees by 45 percent. But it's looking into an additional cut that would cover domestic flights at state-operated airports such as Haneda in Tokyo.

Sources say the government is also considering further cuts in fuel taxes for domestic flights. A 30 percent reduction is already in place.