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Center for international air traffic in Japan

This airport is located about 60 km east of Tokyo and is used by some 30 million passengers a year as the representative airport for Japan. In terms of the number of international passengers, it is ranked eighth in the world, and in terms of the volume of international cargo it ranks the second highest in the world. Its share of international passengers for Japan as a whole accounts for 60%, with 70% for international cargo. Seventy-two carriers are operating air services to and from this airport, whose network connects 95 cities in 36 countries and 2 regions around the world.
Expansion of the capacity

Interim Pallallel Runway
Currently Narita International Airport has an area of 940 ha in service, in spite of the planned total of 1,125 ha. Since its opening in 1978, it has operated services using a single 4,000~60 m runway, but a 2,180~60 m interim parallel runway, shorter than was originally planned, was added in 2002. Thus the capacity for aircraft movements per year increased greatly from 135,000 to 200,000. However, the interim parallel runway can only be used for short- or middle-distance airlines. Therefore, it is hoped that early completion of the 2,500-meter runway which is planned to be used in March, 2010.
Reconstruction of the passenger terminal building

The airport has two terminal buildings : Passenger Terminal 1 has a total floor area of 449,600 square meters and Passenger Terminal 2 has a total floor area of 334,000 square meters. In 2006, South Wing and 5th satellite in the terminal 1 was opened. At the same time, in the South Wing, a shopping area named enarita nakamisef was located. And in the terminal 2, duty-free zone had been developed, eNarita 5th avenuef was opened in 2007.
Airport access

Currently, it takes an hour to travel between the center of Tokyo and Narita Airport by train. However, after completion of the Narita Rapid Railway, which is now under construction and scheduled to open in 2010, access time will be improved significantly to 36 minutes at the shortest. In addition, the Narita Airport's domestic airline services have expanded due to the interim parallel runway, currently connecting eight cities of Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Komatsu, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Naha.
Consideration for the environment

This large-scale inland airport is oriented towards co-existence with the community. It therefore supports the development of a diverse and active community by serving as a familiar, pleasant and environment-friendly airport. Detailed measures are being devised from a comprehensive viewpoint, concerning aircraft noise abatement, the installation of recycling systems, and cooperation regarding the revival of agriculture around the airport.

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