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Friday, January 22, 2016

2015 A Record-Breaking Year For Narita International Airport

Above, Terminal One Arrival Lobby at Narita International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

2015 was a year that broke travel records in Japan. 

Narita International Airport also broke records: passengers and the number of flights.

The Asahi Shimbun reported:
NARITA, Chiba Prefecture--Passenger and flight numbers at Narita International Airport scaled new heights in 2015, the airport’s operator announced on Jan. 21, providing further evidence of Japan’s continuing foreign tourism boom. 
The number of passengers using the airport reached a peak for the second straight year, at 37,328,213, a 5-percent increase on 2014, Narita International Airport Corp. said.
The feat was largely fueled by the sharp increase in the number of foreign fliers on international flights to 12,499,430 people in 2015, a 23-percent increase compared with the previous year. 
The operator said the airport saw a 1-percent increase in overall arrivals and departures in 2015, amounting to a total of 232,182 flights. It was the fourth consecutive year for the airport to break its own record.
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