Japanese outbound travelers were still down 43% in August 2023 compared to 2019 despite the summer holiday season

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) reported that the number of Japanese overseas travelers were 1,201,200 in August 2023, the first over 1 million a month since the pandemic happened. The result still remained a 43.1% decrease compared to August 2019 (2,109,468).

According to OAG, international flights departing from six major airports in Japan (Narita, Haneda, Kansai, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo) were down 25.8% to 17,031 compared to August 2019, and available seats down 24.9% to 4 million. Among six major airports, only Haneda had more flights (4,204) and available seats (1,018,529) than those in August 2019. 

The following graph shows Japanese overseas travelers by month.


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