Narita International Airport (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA), is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the
Greater Tokyo Area. It is located 57.5 km (35.7 mi) east of Tokyo Station and 7 km (4.3 mi) east-southeast of Narita Station in the city of Narita,
and the adjacent town of Shibayama.
Narita handles the majority of international passenger traffic to and from Japan, and is also a major connecting point for air traffic between Asia and the
Americas. It is the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan, busiest air freight
hub in Japan, and third-busiest air freight hub in the world. It serves as the main international hub of Japan Airlines
and All Nippon Airways, and as an Asian regional hub for Northwest Airlines and United Airlines.
The airport was known as New Tokyo International Airport until 2004. While Tokyo is the source of much of Narita
Airport's traffic, the airport is located far from central Tokyo (1 hour by the fastest train) and in a different
prefecture. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), located in Tokyo proper, is the busiest airport in Japan
and the fourth-busiest in the world, even though it handles very little international traffic.