Travel | Feb 07

Narita Airport Proposes New Station Connected to New Terminal

TOKYO, Feb 07 (News On Japan) - Narita Airport Company, which has proposed a plan to consolidate its currently three separate passenger terminals into one in the future, has revealed a proposal to construct a new station connected to the new terminal.

Narita Airport is currently advancing a project aimed for completion by the end of March 2029, which includes the construction of a third C runway and the extension of the B runway, anticipating a significant increase in passenger traffic.

The airport company, in consultation with local governments, the national government, and experts, has been deliberating and has put together a plan to gradually consolidate the three separate passenger terminals into one, thereby enhancing convenience and efficiency.

At a meeting held in Tokyo on the 6th, the Narita Airport Company proposed the idea of discontinuing the "Narita Airport Station," which is currently connected to Terminal 1 and is used for rail access, and instead building a new station that would connect to the new terminal, which is tentatively planned to be located south of the current Terminal 2. Additionally, the proposed total floor area of the new terminal is estimated to be between 1 million to 1.2 million square meters, slightly larger than the combined size of the current three terminals, and the plan also suggests increasing the number of parking spots with jet bridges by about 30, from the current number to approximately 100.

During the meeting, discussions were also held on the future direction of the cargo area and other facilities, with the intention of compiling recommendations by this summer. Akira Tamura, the President of Narita Airport Company, stated, "Based on the recommendations, we want to further deliberate with the related organizations."

Source: NHK


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