Chubu Airport Plans Makeover To Give Facility Feel For Seattle

Chubu airport plans makeover to give facility feel for SeattleChubu Centrair International Airport here plans to re-create the "feel" of Seattle in tune with its display of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet.
Airport operator Central Japan International Airport Co. said Jan. 27 that remodeling plans call for setting up 21 restaurants and shops in a commercial complex to be opened in the airport in summer 2018, including a Seattle-based brewery's restaurant and Starbucks.

The first Dreamliner ever manufactured for testing purposes was presented to the airport in 2015 by Boeing Co., which was founded in the U.S. West Coast city.

The three-story commercial complex will have a total floor space of 2,230 square meters. Construction is scheduled to start this spring.

The airport operator intends to make the 21 outlets as authentic as possible in a Seattle-related context.

Boeing’s first official shop in Japan is expected to be included in the 21 outlets. Boeing outlets in the United States sells models of its aircraft and caps with the firm’s logo.

The Seattle-based beer company plans to offer hamburgers that use buffalo meat in their patties, just like in its outlets in the United States.

An executive of the firm said it wants to evoke the atmosphere of Seattle.