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Narita International Airport (成田国際空港 Narita Kokusai Kūkō?) (IATANRTICAORJAA) is an international airport located in Narita,ChibaJapan, 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.[2]

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. The airport handled 35,478,146 passengers in 2007.[3] It is the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan,[3] busiest air freight hub in Japan,[4] and eighth-busiest air freight hub in the world.[4] It serves as the main international hub of Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways. It also serves as an Asian hub for Delta Air Lines. Under Japanese law, it is classified as a first class airport.

The airport was known as New Tokyo International Airport (新東京国際空港 Shin-Tōkyō Kokusai Kūkō) until 2004. Tokyo is the source of much of Narita Airport's traffic.

Narita was known as "Tokyo Narita" even before it was officially renamed to differentiate it from the original Tokyo International, which is also known as "Tokyo Haneda", after its original name, Haneda Airfield.[citation needed]

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