Tokyo Narita Airport is an international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. Narita is the predominant international airport in Japan, handling around 50% of the country’s international passenger traffic and 60% of its international air cargo traffic. As of 2013, Narita was the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan, handling more than 35 million passengers in 2014. Narita serves as the main international hub of Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, and as a hub for low-cost carriers Jetstar Japan, Peach and Vanilla Air.
The first terminal building was completed in 1972. The first runway took several more years due to constant fights with the Union and sympathizers. The runway was completed and the airport scheduled to open in 1978, but this plan was disrupted when a group of protestors broke into the control tower and destroyed much of its equipment and delaying the opening until May 1978.