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About Tokyo International Airport

Tokyo International Airport, located in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan, is one of the two primary airports serving the Greater Tokyo Area.

It is commonly known as Haneda Airport to differentiate it from Narita International Airport, which was called "New Tokyo International Airport" until 2004. Narita handles most international flights to the region; Haneda's two international services are "city to city" to Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, and Hongqiao International Airport flights to Shanghai. All Nippon Airways will begin service from Haneda to Hong Kong on April 1, 2008.

Haneda is Japan's busiest airport and consistently ranks among the world's busiest passenger airports (ranking fourth in 2006), even though nearly all of its flights are to destinations within Japan. By passenger throughput, Haneda is the busiest airport in Asia, handling 65.3 million passengers in 2006.

Terminal 1

Terminal 1, called "Big Bird," opened in 1993, replacing the smaller 1970 terminal complex. The linear building features a six-story restaurant and shopping area in its center section and a large rooftop observation deck.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 opened on December 1, 2004. It features an open-air rooftop restaurant, a six-story "marketplace" area with restaurants and shops, and the 387-room Haneda Excel Tokyu Hotel.

The construction of Terminal 2 was financed by levying a ¥100 passenger service facility charge on tickets, the first domestic PSFC in Japan.

International Terminal

Haneda's international terminal currently handles charter flights, as scheduled international flights are generally required to use Narita Airport. The main international flights during the day are "scheduled charter" flights to and from Seoul Gimpo Airport, on four airlines with two daily flights each, and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, on four airlines with one daily flight each. The terminal also handles other charter flights at late night and early morning hours when Narita Airport is closed. The Governments of both Japan and China are discussing opening a new Haneda-Beijing Nanyuan Airport route before the 2008 Olympics due to proximity to cities.

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