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Narita International Airport, also known as Tokyo Narita Airport, formerly and originally known as New Tokyo International Airport is an international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of central Tokyo. It is located in Narita, Chiba.
As of 2015 Narita is the predominant international airport in Japan, handling around 50% of the country's international passenger traffic and 60% of its international air cargo traffic.
As of 2016, Narita was the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan. Its 4,000-metre (13,123 ft) main runway shares the record for longest runway in Japan with the second runway at Kansai International Airport in Osaka.
Narita serves as the main international hub of Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Nippon Cargo Airlines, and as a hub for low-cost carriers Jetstar Japan and Peach.
At Narita, air traffic movements have been controlled under various noise related operating restrictions. As a result, the airport must be closed from 11:00PM to 6:00AM the next day to minimize noise impact around the airport.
Prior to the opening of Narita Airport, Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) was the main international airport in Japan. In 2003, a Narita International Airport Corporation Act was passed to provide for the privatization of the airport. As part of this change, in 2004, New Tokyo International Airport was officially renamed Narita International Airport.