13:29 26 November 2016
TOKYO, Nov. 26, Kyodo
Tokyo’s Haneda airport will undergo a large-scale renovation in response to an expected surge in flight numbers ahead of Tokyo’s hosting of the Olympics and Paralympics in the summer of 2020, officials at the transport ministry said.
The airport’s Terminal 2, which is currently used mainly for domestic flights by All Nippon Airways, will be renewed to include immigration, customs and quarantine facilities to accommodate international travelers.
The building will also have new duty-free shops and lounges, while some of the terminal’s boarding gates will be designated for international flights. A detached supplementary boarding area for domestic flights will be built in an area north of Terminal 2 used for aircraft parking.
Part of Terminal 1, which is used chiefly by Japan Airlines, will have rental offices, lounges and an indoor golf driving range, according to officials from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Existing parking spaces at the airport will be expanded to accommodate an additional 500 cars. At the same time, the airport’s current international terminal will be renamed Terminal 3.
In line with the move, the government plans to increase the number of flight slots by up to 39,000 from the current 447,000 annually by the 2020 Olympics, mainly by establishing new approach routes over central Tokyo.
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