All Nippon Airways (ANA) on Sunday introduced a new system in which domestic passengers at Haneda Terminal 2 need to pass through the security checkpoint at least 20 minutes before departure time, after having checked in online and checking necessary baggage.
ANA, which announced the new policy back in August, said its purpose is to ensure its passengers pass through security and arrive at their boarding gates with ease and on time for boarding, Fuji TV reported.
Over the last 12 years, the aviation industry has changed drastically and Haneda Airport has experienced expansions of its terminals and an increase in the number of flights. The rate of on-time departures has been impacted due to expansion and longer walking ways for passengers to get to their flights. Therefore, ANA said it decided to adjust the security cut-off time by five minutes, moving from the previously required 15 minutes to the new 20 minutes.
The airline reported no problems with passengers missing their flights on Sunday.© Japan Today