Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA)

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Gaga about Narita: This important hub between Asia and North America still has yet-to-be exploited new route opportunities such as Orlando and Las Vegas.

Spanish steps: Top Spanish chef Ferran Adria draws the crowds at Tokyo's World Summit of Gastronomy. With a per capita GNP in excess of $70,000, Japan's metropolitan area is a rich opportunity – Spain has become a major destination for Japanese tourists, with both Barcelona and Madrid awaiting direct services to Narita.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Narita International Airport is the airport for Tokyo Metropolitan area (35 million inhabitants), the largest metropolitan area in the world, and premier and primary international gateway for Japan’s population of 128 milion.
  • Narita International Airport processes almost 60% of the nation’s international air traffic. It is also a key international hub linking Asia with North America, functioning as the main artery for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • In comparison to other Asian airports, Narita International Airport features an exclusive well-balanced global route network, which is not heavily dependent on Asian traffic.

Tokyo and Japan

  • Tokyo has the largest metropolitan economy in the world (world’s only 1 trillion GDP metropolitan area) and Japan has the 3rd largest economy as well.
  • Japan has one of the highest GDP per capita (USD 42,700 per capita) among economically emerging Asian countries and Tokyo has the highest GDP per capita (USD 70,400 per capita, approx.60% higher than national average) in Japan.
  • Japan is the world’s 4th largest overall exporter as well as importer.
  • Japan is the largest exporter of steel and motor vehicles.

Since first immigrants arrived from Japan over a century ago, São Paulo has become host to the world's largest overseas Japanese community. The amazing opportunity for scheduled services connecting Narita with São Paulo remains unexploited.

Marketing and other support

Narita International Airport Corporation (NAA) offers a kind of marketing support to airline partners:

  • Market Information: Statistics and market analysis on request.
  • PR support: Offering the vacant advertisement media in the Terminal Buildings and PR media on our website.
  • Airport marketing: Offering event space for destination campaign, inaugural flight and a new aircraft ceremony etc.
  • Marketing support: Funding for ad hoc or tailor-made advertisements and campaigns at outside the airport (i.e. placing advertisements in train stations at downtown Tokyo or inside train advertisement media of Narita Express and Skyliner both run between downtown Tokyo and the airport

43 milion live in the Tokyo area, but the city lures outsiders with countless events. In 2011, the Tokyo Motor Show alone attracted almost a million visitors.

Catchment Area

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Area: 35 million inhabitants
  • Tokyo Region: 43 million inhabitants
  • 120 min catchment area: 32 million inhabitants

Two million tonnes of cargo are handled yearly at Narita. Foreign fish, especially tuna, is a major import item, as sushi continues to be the Japanese meal of choice.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Narita International Airport’s cargo handling capacity is 2.45 million tonnes a year.
  • A concentration of facilities constructed by freight forwarders as well as facilities for lease by logistic property developers around the airport provides a significant boost to the functions of the airport.
  • Freight forwarder warehouses around the airport offer floor space exceeding 400,000 square meters, far surpassing the 200,000 square meters available in the airport.
  • These facilities play a part in the airport’s logistics functions giving Narita International Airport a great advantage over other international airports in Japan.

Narita's comforts – including its own 5th Avenue luxury boutiques, and a range of five star lounges – all easily accessible with a high speed train journey from downtown Tokyo in just 36 minutes.


  • Narita International Airport is located approximately 60 km east of downtown Tokyo and the airport is linked to downtown Tokyo through Shuto Expressway (lit. Metropolitan Expressway), Higashi Kanto Expressway and New Airport Expressway.
  • It has an extensive bus network and a basement train station for Skyliner and Narita Express to downtown Tokyo and other cities in Tokyo Region.
  • Getting from Narita International Airport into Tokyo is very easy. Underneath the airport terminal is the train station and it takes only 36 minutes to downtown Tokyo.

Train Access:

  • SKYLINER (Keisei line): 36 minutes
  • NARITA EXPRESS (JR): 50 minutes

Car/Bus Access:

  • 50 minutes

Helicopter Access (MCAS):

  • 20 minutes

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • Runways: 2
    • Runway A: 4,000m×60m, 34L/16R
    • Runway B: 2,500m×60m, 16L/34R
    • Runway Capacity: 52 to 58 movements per hour
  • Slot Coordinated?: Yes, Level 3 coordinated airport. Please contact for slot application information of scheduled flights:
  • Operating hours: 06:00-23:00
  • Terminals (Number, type and last major refurbishment): Total 2 passenger terminals
    • Passenger Terminal 1 (451,000 square meters): 1978 May 20th open, 2006 June 2nd renewal open
    • Passenger Terminal 2 (362,300 square meters): 1992 December 6th open
  • Min. connect time:  Minimum 45 minutes
  • Other relevant Infrastructure & Operations details:
    • Cargo Terminal Buildings, etc.: 295,800 square meters
    • Stands: 137 (146 in the case of using some stands for small aircraft)

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • To meet the region’s vigorous demand for traffic growth, Narita International Airport is in the process of expanding its capacity by 35,000 movements p.a. to 270,000 p.a. in preparation for the full-fledged open-skies arrangement, which is due to take effect in 2013.rastructure developments
  • A further capacity increase of up to 30,000 annual movements is also planned for 2014 onwards.

Vital statistics

2011 figures

  • Passengers: 33.8 million passengers in 2010
    • 32,216,298 International passengers
    • 1,652,384 Domestic passengers
    • Total: 33,868,682
  • 62 airlines serving 91 scheduled international destinations.
    • International Service Total: 60 carriers, 2,678 flights per week
    • Domestic Service Total: 4 carriers, 462 flights per week
    • (Based on figures 2011 Winter Schedule)
    • 11 cargo airlines.
  • Freight: 2,125,730 tons in 2010
  • Largest carriers: Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines.
  • Aircraft movements: 191,459 in 2010