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JAL Boeing 777-200 (JA8981), Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo International Airport, commonly known as Haneda Airport or Tokyo Haneda Airport (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT), is one of the two primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area, and is the primary base of Japan's two major domestic airlines, Japan Airlines (Terminal 1) and All Nippon Airways (Terminal 2), as well as low-cost carriers Air Do, Skymark Airlines, Skynet Asia Airways, and StarFlyer. It is located in Ōta, Tokyo, 14 kilometres south of Tokyo Station.

 

Haneda was the primary international airport serving Tokyo until 1978; from 1978 to 2010, Haneda handled almost all domestic flights to and from Tokyo as well as "scheduled charter" flights to a small number of major cities in East Asia, while Narita International Airport handled the vast majority of international flights.

 

In 2010, a dedicated international terminal was opened at Haneda in conjunction with the completion of a fourth runway, allowing long-haul flights during night-time hours. Haneda opened up to long-haul service during the daytime in March 2014, with carriers offering nonstop service to 25 cities in 17 countries.

 

The Japanese government is currently encouraging the use of Haneda for premium business routes and the use of Narita for leisure routes and by low-cost carriers.

 

Haneda handled 75,316,718 passengers in 2015; by passenger throughput, it was the third busiest airport in Asia and the fifth busiest in the world, after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport (Asia's busiest), Dubai International Airport, and O'Hare International Airport. It is able to handle 90 million passengers per year following its expansion in 2010.

 

With Haneda and Narita combined Tokyo has the third busiest city airport system in the world, after London and New York City. Source: en.wikipedia.org

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Taken on June 17, 2009