Tokyo International Airport (Japan)
Locally referred to as Haneda Airport or simply as Tokyo Haneda Airport, Tokyo International Airport (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT) is one of the two airports that serve Tokyo City and the Greater Tokyo area. It is located some 14 km toward the south of Tokyo Station and is home to Japan’s two domestic airlines; All Nippon Airways that operates from Terminal 2 and Japan Airlines that operates from Terminal 1.
Serving over 68 million travelers annually, Tokyo International Airport is the second busiest international airport in Asia, handing flights to and from 25 cities in the world. The airport is ranked fourth in terms of passenger traffic after Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta, Beijing Capital and London Heathrow International Airports. Tokyo International Airport has three terminals all managed by Japan Airport Terminal Company.
Terminal 1 is the largest of the three terminals. Opened in 1993, the “Big Bird” as it is referred to as features a six-storey restaurant, conference rooms and a shopping area all housed in a linear building. Opened in 2004, Terminal 2 also features a six-storey shopping area, the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu and an open-air rooftop restaurant. The third terminal is simply referred to as International Terminal. It was opened in 2010. The airport’s cargo facility is ranked third in Japan in terms of cargo volumes. Cargo facilities at Narita and Kansai airports rank top. In addition to the three terminals and a cargo facility, the airport also has a VIP Terminal that is mostly used by heads of state and by the Japanese Air Force One.