Airport information Haneda International Tokyo (HND)
Tokyo Haneda Airport, or also known simply as Haneda Airport or Tokyo International Airport is one of the two airports serving Tokyo, the other one being Tokyo Narita Airport. Haneda is located 14 km south of Tokyo Station in the Tokyo Bay. With almost 70 million passengers a year the airport is the fourth busiest in the world (after Atlanta, Beijing and Heathrow).
The airport has three terminals partly build on reclaimed land and a landfill in the Tokyo Bay (one of the runways is build on top of the landfill so it may be you land basically on garbage). The two main domestic terminals, terminal 1 and 2, are located next to each other and connected by an underground walkway. The international terminal is on the other side of a runway and a free shuttle bus connects it to the domestic terminals.
Weekly 269 flights depart from Haneda International.
There are 30 airlines flying to Haneda International every week.
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Airport information Narita International Tokyo (NRT)
The Tokyo Narita Airport is the main international airport of Tokyo and is with 35 million passengers the second busiest airport in Japan. Narita Airport, or also sometimes called Tokyo New International Airport or Tokyo International Airport, is located almost 60 km east of central Tokyo Station near the city of Narita.
Construction of Narita Airport was decided in 1966 to ease congestion on Tokyo Haneda Airport which had limited expansion options due to its close location to Tokyo. But also Narita was unfortunately planned in a populated area and due to massive protests, in which several people died, and problems with land purchases of people unwilling to move it took twelve years before, under heavy security, the airport could finally open,. Due to this violent past, it is still the only airport in Japan where you would need to show your ID and boarding pass before you can enter the arrival hall.
The initial plan was to build five runways but due to the protests only one runway was build. Only decades later in the 1990s a second terminal and new runway opened. This eased congestions problems but the airport is still plagued by expansion problems.
There are now two main terminals and one LCC Terminal. The Terminal 1 is divided in a North and South Wing. The North Wing is used by airlines from the SkyTeam alliance and Virgin Atlantic and Aircalin. The South Wing is used by airlines of the Star Alliance. The Terminal 2 is mainly used by Japan Airlines for all its flights as well as by airlines from the OneWorld alliance.
Weekly 335 flights depart from Narita International.
There are 39 airlines flying to Narita International every week.
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