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Narita International Airport
Narita International Airport NRT/RJAA is the main international airport and gateway to the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan, which consists of Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Tokyo Prefecture. As the second most active airport in the country, Narita International serves as an international hub for major flights in Asia, Europe, and North America. Each year, the airport receives a total of at least 30 million passengers and over 2 million metric tons of cargo.
The airport facility presently uses 940 hectares out of the total land area of 1125 hectares. With an elevation of 135 feet, Narita Airport has two asphalt runways covering a length of 4000 meters and 2500 meters, respectively. Current runway movement capacity reaches up to 200,000 annually. The facility houses two terminals. Terminal 1, which includes the North and South Wing, has a total area of 449,600 square meters. Terminal 2, which has a facility for domestic flights, covers a total area of 334,000 square meters. The two terminals are connected via underground rail and shuttle service.
Over 72 airline carriers transport and connect passengers to Japan and other major routes. Narita International Airport is the hub for Delta Airlines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and Nippon Cargo Airlines. Air Nippon and Japan Airlines offer domestic flights via Narita. Several international cargo services conduct their operations in Narita Airport, including, Aeroflot, Air France, FedEx Express, UPS Airlines, and a host of other cargo airlines. Charter flights via helicopter can be arranged through Narita Heli Express. The service operates between Narita and heliports in Tokyo, Saitama-Kawajima, and Gunma.
Narita Airport has a wide selection of shopping and dining establishments for passengers en route to their final destination. There are restaurants and snack bars serving a variety of international themes and deli choices, from local Japanese, Chinese, and Western-influenced culinary selections. Duty-free and specialty retail stores offer a variety of products, including perfumes, clothing, bags and shoes, beauty products, electronic gadgets, and Japanese-inspired souvenirs.
There is a beauty salon, medical services, and play center for kids. On-site communication facilities can be found in both terminals, including several internet booths, wireless network on demand, international call desks, and a Vodaphone operated mobile rental. For those requiring banking and foreign exchange services, there are several ATMs and currency exchange terminals within the airport.
Passengers with mobility, visual, hearing, and speech disabilities can avail of the information counters and other special facilities and services within Narita. The airport is equipped with moving walkways and lifts, handrails and ramps plus obstruction-free facilities for those with mobility problems. Intercom services, tactile flooring, audio guidance, and Braille information alongside barrier-free facilities are specially outfitted for those with visual conditions. Signages and audio guidance equipment assist those with hearing and speech impediments.
Central Tokyo is accessible through the Narita Airport Station, local taxis, rental cars, and the Keisei and Chiba Kotsu buses. Aside from Narita and Tokyo, the cities of Yokohama and Saitama are also within access and proximity to the international airport.