Narita International Airport Corporation (NAA)
Narita International Airport opened in 1978 and it has been Japan’s primary gateway of the international flight services in Japan. Narita’s network extends to more than one hundred cities around the world and serves as the connection airport linking Asia and North America with its variety of choices of destinations to both directions. Our domestic network feeds to 17 cities. It has expanded rapidly with the increase in LCC services, offering smooth and convenient connection for international traveler.
In March 2015, we increased our processing capacity to 300,000 aircraft movements a year to expand our aviation network further and to create a platform for strengthening our international competitiveness. In April 2015, we opened Terminal 3 dedicated for LCC services.
With the prospect of further growth for air travel demand in Japan’s capital area, leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, we have a number of strategic plans to increase our handling capacity with a third runway, improve our terminal
Airport Development Plan
With the backdrop of economic growth in Asia driving further increases in the number of foreign visitors to Japan, demand for air travel will continue to expand in Japan’s capital region, and the airports capacity
in Greater Tokyo Capital Area as planned at the moment, will near its limit by the 2020’s.
Therefore, in order to hone the international competitive edge among airports, and to handle the growing influx of foreign visitors to Japan, Narita Airport will introduce facility and functional improvements. Specifically, we will reconfigure the high-speed exit taxiways on runways to allow for hourly aircraft movements from 68 to 72, in order to increase peak hour periods capacity and further expand the air services
We will also continue consulting with relevant parties on options for functional improvements, including the extension of the existing runway, construction of an additional runway, and relaxation of night-time operation restrictions.