Tokyo Narita Airport targets 8 April 2015 for Terminal 3 opening

JAPAN. Narita International Airport Corporation (NAA) has confirmed 8 April 2015 as the opening date for its new low-cost terminal.

NAA is building Terminal 3 to accommodate more of the rapidly expanding number of low-cost carriers (LCCs) serving Tokyo Narita.

The 66,000sq m terminal will have capacity for 7.5 million passengers a year.

It will feature a 1,200sq m Departures duty free shopping area airside on the third floor, and a retail area and food court in the main Departures lobby on the second floor.

An artist’s impression of the duty free shopping area in Narita Airport’s new Terminal 3

NAA’s subsidiary FaSoLa Shops will manage all the retail space, and is finalising details for the various stores.

NAA promises an extensive range of product for all travel needs with the duty free shopping, including separate areas for core duty free categories and for souvenirs, along with fashion and watch boutiques.

The vision for the landside Departures retail precinct

The third floor will also offer a café adjacent to the stores for relaxing after shopping.

The landside Departures area will have a 24-hour convenience store, bookshop and other stores.

NAA also plans the largest airport food court in Japan, with seating for around 400 and a variety of food outlets offering sushi, soba and udon noodles, hamburgers and coffee.

Terminal 3 will host a 400-seat food court

Designed around three basic concepts – casual, functional and exciting – the terminal aims to enable travelers to relax in a comfortable environment that is simple and easy to use.

For concessionaires, NAA promises a terminal full of innovative ideas that will allow them to operate efficiently at low cost.

Confirmed airline tenants are Jetstar Japan, Spring Airlines Japan and Vanilla Air.

“The opening of the Terminal 3 will be a fitting tribute to the age of LCC travel, and will offer travellers a broader range of options and add more convenience in using Narita Airport,” NAA said in a statement.

Through April-September 2014, LCCs represented 19.3% of total flight movements at Narita Airport, up from 13.1% in fiscal 2013.

Narita currently hosts operations by four Japanese and nine international LCCs.

With the opening of the terminal next April, NAA will revise its Passenger Service Facility Charge to apply to both domestic and international passengers.

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The key layout elements of the new Terminal 3
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