Narita International Airport

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Narita International Airport
Narita International Airport

Narita International Airport (成田国際空港 Narita Kokusai Kūkō), also known as Tokyo Narita Airport, formerly and originally known as New Tokyo International Airport, is an international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area o fJapan. It is located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of central Tokyo in Chiba Prefecture, straddling the border between the city of Narita and the adjacent town of Shibayama.

The Interior of Narita International Airport
The Interior of Narita International Airport

Narita is the predominant international airport in Japan, handling around 50% of the country’s international passenger traffic and 60% of its international air cargo traffic. As of 2013, Narita was the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan (after Haneda Airport in Tokyo), and was the tenth-busiest air freight hub in the world. Its 4,000-metre (13,123 ft) main runway shares the record for longest runway in Japan with the second runway at Kansai International Airport in Osaka.

Narita Airport Termial 1
Narita Airport Termial 1

Narita was among the first airports in the world to align its terminals around the three major international airline alliances. Since 2006, the airport has arranged for SkyTeam carriers to use the North Wing of Terminal 1, Star Alliance carriers to use the South Wing of Terminal 1, and Oneworld carriers to use Terminal 2.

Terminal 2
Terminal 2

Nippon Cargo Airlines  has its headquarters on the grounds of Narita Airport, in the NCA Line Maintenance Hangar  Previously NCA had its headquarters on the fourth floor of the Cargo Administration Building.

Terminal 3
Terminal 3

Japan Airlines operates the Japan Airlines Narita Operation Center at Narita Airport. The subsidiary airline JALways once had its headquarters in the building. All Nippon Airways also has a dedicated “Sky Center” operations building adjacent to Terminal 1, which serves as the headquarters of ANA Air Service Tokyo, a ground handling provider which is a joint venture between ANA and the airport authority.

Sky Center
Sky Center
 Museum of Aeronautical Sciences

Museum of Aeronautical Sciences Tokyo
Museum of Aeronautical Sciences Tokyo
 Narita Airport and community historical museum.

NRT has one on-site hotel, the Airport Rest House adjacent to Terminal 1. The hotel is operated by TFK, a company which also provides in-flight catering services from an adjacent flight kitchen facility. A capsule hotel opened adjacent to Terminal 2 in July 2014 in order to serve both transit passengers and passengers on early-morning low-cost carrier flights. 

The Museum of Aeronautical Sciences is located on the south side of Narita Airport and has a number of aircraft on exhibit, including a  and a number of small piston aircraft.

The airport is connected by a 47 km pipeline to the port of Chiba City and to a fuel terminal in Yotsukaido. The pipeline opened in 1983 and had pumped 130 billion liters of fuel to Narita Airport by its thirtieth anniversary of operations in 2013.

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