Thursday, 27 August 2009

Narita International Airport – Tokyo, Japan

Only four miles East of Narita itself, this airport (code: NRT / RJAA) takes the strain of serving mainly international departures while the nearby Haneda Airport primarily looks after Japan’s domestic flights.

Narita airport took the name “New Tokyo International Airport” up to 2004 in order to differentiate itself from other Airports also serving Tokyo, such as Haneda.

Incidentally, Greater Tokyo also contains two military air bases; Yokota and (Naval Air Facility) NAF Atsugi, which are home to an American presence in the region.

Cargo is a very important aspect of Narita airport’s activities as it facilitates the profitable trade around Asia, America and Europe, whereby exports account for a staggering $12 billion.

Narita accounts for 70% of Japan’s entire cargo imports and exports by value: Even including maritime ports! Regarding volume of air cargo handled (in tons), Narita International Airport is ranked third in the world after Hong Kong (China) and Incheon (South Korea) respectively. (Source:

The future of Narita’s dominance as an international Airport is being challenged with the nearby development in 2009 of a further two competing civil airports; Ibaraki Airport (developed from the Hyakuri Air Base) and Shizuoka Airport (newly constructed).

Below is the list of carriers and terminals currently serving Narita international airport:

Terminal 1 - North Wing
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines
  • Aeromexico
  • Air France
  • Aircalin
  • Alitalia
  • British Airways
  • Continental Airlines
  • Continental Micronesia
  • Delta Air Lines
  • KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways

Terminal 1 - South Wing
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air Japan
  • All Nippon Airways
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Eva Air
  • IBEX Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
  • MIAT Mongolian Airlines
  • Scandinavian Airlines System
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African airways
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • Thai Airways International
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Uzbekistan Airways
  • VARIG-Brazillian Airlines

Terminal 2
  • Air India
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Niugini
  • Air Pacific
  • Air Tahiti Nui
  • American Airlines
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Egypt Air
  • Finnair
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Iberia Iran Air
  • JALways
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Jet Airways
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Mexicana
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas Airways
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • Transaero Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Xiamen Airlines

Map of Narita International Airport:

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Further Information

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