New 3,500-meter runway proposed for Narita International Airport

Sep 28, 2016

New 3,500-meter runway proposed for Narita International Airport

A public-private council is proposing that a 3,500-meter-long runway be added at Narita International Airport. The new runway was part of plans adopted at a meeting of the council Tuesday in the city of Chiba that brought together officials from the central government, Narita ...

Narita airport saw customer traffic surge 9% during Bon

Aug 25, 2016

Narita airport saw customer traffic surge 9% during Bon

Passengers who used Narita International Airport during the Bon holidays rose 9 percent to 1,085,630 compared with the previous year, according to preliminary immigration data released Thursday. The growth reflected the increase chiefly caused by the new “Mountain Day” holiday on Aug. 11 and ...

Jul 20, 2016

Japan's eel imports peak ahead of Day of Ox

Japan’s imports of eels are peaking ahead of the July 30 Day of the Ox, when many people in the country enjoy grilled eel in the belief the dish helps them cope with the summer heat. According to a Narita, Chiba Prefecture-based eel trading ...

Mar 14, 2016

Hydrogen fueling station opens at Narita airport

A hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell vehicles will open tomorrow at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture. The station, the first such facility set up by oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co., will open at 9 a.m. It is the second hydrogen fueling station ...

Delta plane makes emergency landing at Narita

Jan 23, 2016

Delta plane makes emergency landing at Narita

A Delta passenger jet bound for Saipan made an emergency landing at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture on Saturday after smoke in the cabin was reported, but no one was injured, an airport official said. The Boeing 757-200 with 97 crew and passengers ...

Jan 21, 2016

Number of passengers through Narita airport hits record high in 2015

The number of domestic and international passengers using Narita International Airport near Tokyo hit a record high in 2015 for the second consecutive year, the airport’s operator said Thursday. The figure increased 5 percent from the previous year to 37.32 million, reflecting a surge ...

Apr 1, 2015

Narita airport to open more passport control counters at busy times

Narita International Airport plans to double the number of passport control counters handling arriving passengers at Terminal 2 in busy hours starting Wednesday, an airport source said. The terminal has been alternating between its two immigration control sections following a sharp drop in foreign ...

Aug 13, 2014

Narita airport testing hawks to stop bird strikes

Narita International Airport is testing whether hawks can keep other birds out of the path of planes taking off or landing. For two hours every morning and evening, when birds often appear over runways, a falconer with his hawk patrols the airport. If a ...

Jul 15, 2014

Narita International expecting 5% less passengers this summer

Narita International Airport is expecting a 5 percent fall in cross-border passengers this summer vacation period compared with last year, due largely to airlines having shifted some flights to Haneda, the international gateway closer to central Tokyo. Narita, located about 70 km northeast of ...

Nov 12, 2013

Tepco pays nuke-related damages to Narita airport

Narita International Airport Corp. said Tuesday that it has received ¥3.2 billion from Tokyo Electric Power Co. as compensation for the negative impact of the March 2011 accident at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The airport operator and Tepco began talks in October ...