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Narita International Airport

Narita International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorNarita International Airport Corporation (NAA)
LocationNarita, Chiba, Japan
Elevation (135 ft)
Passengers (2009)29186494
Total cargo (metric tonnes)2,099,349 (2008)

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|} is an international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is located 57.5 km (35.7 mi) east of Tokyo Station and 7 km (4.3 mi) east-southeast of Narita Station in the city of Narita, and the adjacent town of Shibayama.

Narita handles the majority of international passenger traffic to and from Japan, and is also a major connecting point for air traffic between Asia and the Americas. The airport handled 35,478,146 passengers in 2007. It is the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan, busiest air freight hub in Japan, and ninth-busiest air freight hub in the world. It serves as the main international hub of Japan's flag carrier Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Nippon Cargo Airlines. It also serves as an Asian hub for US-based carriers Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Following United's merger with Continental Airlines, the airport will become United's tenth largest hub. Under Japanese law, it is classified as a first class airport.

The airport was known as New Tokyo International Airport (新東京国際空港 Shin-Tōkyō Kokusai Kūkō) until 2004, but was commonly called "Tokyo Narita" even before it was officially renamed to differentiate it from Tokyo International Airport, commonly called "Tokyo Haneda."

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