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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Narita International Airport Tops 900 Million Passengers

Above, the arrival lobby of Narita International Airport's Terminal One. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

To date, the only Japan airport I've used (outside of one domestic trip out of Osaka) has been Narita International Aiport.

Narita reached a milestone since its 1978 opening.

According to The Japan Times:
NARITA, CHIBA PREF. – The cumulative number of passengers at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture topped 900 million Monday, 36 years and seven months after the airport’s opening. 
Amid severe protests, the airport started operations with only one runway in May 1978. But the passenger figure grew steadily in the 1980s and 1990s, thanks to the rising number of Japanese traveling abroad.
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