Location: Taken at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, Japan.
This photograph tells the story of connections via the airport. Passengers from all over Asia region enjoy trips to Hokkaido, Japan on affordable airlines. Riding down the escalator of regional integration, they are invited to take Route 66, a fabled route integral to the development and prosperity of the Western states of the USA. A reminder that air connectivity is important to the future development and integration of APEC. The image has been gently edited to remove airline brands.