Mar 29, 2017

Narita airport debuts self-service baggage drop machines

hiba Pref. Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture has unveiled self-service baggage drop machines for international flights. Set to be introduced on Thursday, the baggage machines, along with check-in devices, are expected to help shorten the average check-in and baggage drop-off time from some 20 minutes ...

Aug 13, 2016

Few fliers using fast-lane immigration service at Narita

Few passengers are using the fast-lane immigration service at Narita International Airport, four months after Tokyo's main gateway became the first airport in Japan to introduce the service, the transport ministry and the airport's operator said Saturday. The average number of daily users stands at ...

Japanese head abroad as Bon exodus begins

Aug 8, 2015

Japanese head abroad as Bon exodus begins

Tens of thousands of vacationers flew abroad from airports in the Tokyo and Osaka areas as Japan's summer exodus began Saturday. The number of international travelers passing through Narita airport is expected to total 871,500 during the 10 days of the Bon holiday season from ...

Narita airport to get SIM card vending machines

/ Jul 17, 2015

Narita airport to get SIM card vending machines

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Japan's main gateway, Narita International Airport, is set to get SIM card vending machines targeting an increasing number of inbound tourists starting next Friday, NTT Communications Corp. said. The cards, aptly named Prepaid SIM for Japan, can be purchased along with smartphones, mobile routers and ...

Chinese duty-free shopping sprees leading to flight delays at Narita

Jul 16, 2015

Chinese duty-free shopping sprees leading to flight delays at Narita

Chinese travelers going on duty-free buying frenzies at Narita International Airport are gumming up the works by causing delays to China-bound flights. But the disruptions, while a headache for airline operations, are also a bonanza as Chinese travelers' deep pockets are helping to boost retail ...