Tokyo Haneda (HND) Airport

Tokyo Haneda HND Airport Overview

Tokyo Haneda International Airport HND - now a 5-Star Airport - is one of two primary airports serving the greater Tokyo region (the other being Narita).  While Narita Airport handles most of the international flights,  Haneda Airport has handled the bulk of domestic flights; however  in the last few years, it has also has taken on Korean, Chinese & Taiwanese charter flights.   Haneda is also closer to Tokyo  than to Narita.
Skytrax 'Global Airport Ranking' awarded Haneda Airport a 5-Star ranking in August 2015, while Skytrax's 'World's Best Airport Awards' 2015 were given to Haneda Airport  in March 2015 for (a) Best Domestic Airport (third time in a row) and (b) to Best Airport Security Processing (first time).

HND Airport is located in Ota, Tokyo, 14 km south of Tokyo Station, Japan, and can be accessed from Tokyo by using the ‘Kuko Chuo Exit’ from Expressway Bay Shore Route (West) via National Route 357, and from Yokohama by using the ’Wangan Kanpachi Exit’ from Expressway Bay Shore Route (East). Train stations are located in Terminal 2. Haneda Airport can be reached from Tokyo's center in half an hour; while it takes over an hour to get to Narita Airport.

With four long runways and an estimated 70 million passengers annually, Tokyo Haneda Airport is hub Japan Airlines, located in Terminal 1, and to All Nippon Airways, located in Terminal 2, and is served by a host of domestic and international, regular and low-fare Airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
While Delta Air Lines will continues service to/from Seattle, American Airlines starts service between Los Angeles & Haneda airports.

On-Airport Hotels:
    1. Haneda Excel Hotel
with 387 rooms is directly connected to Terminal 2 at its shopping & dining section.
    2. Royal Park Hotel with 313 rooms is located inside the new international terminal expansion area (accessible from the the departure lobby on level 3) houses a spacious Tailwind restaurant & bar & offers 'shower/ refresh rooms' by the hour.
    3. A Transit Hotel (by Royal Park Hotel) at the International Terminal - with 17 rooms & 18  with showers - is directly accessible from the transit area at airside -  in the secured (airside) area of the (Int'l) terminal - eliminating the need to clear passport control.  
Tokyo-Haneda Airport has three passenger terminals - Domestic T1 & T2 and the  International Terminal. 
Present and future Airport developments:  A new 'Satellite'  (a mostly-glass structure with 8 boarding gates & a 500-meter Concourse) - is to be built as an extension of the northwest end of the terminal (at its former parking spaces).  The terminal will then occupy  235,000 square meters, with  144 check-in counters, 2 security checkpoints, and 18 aircraft parking spots.

According to Nikkei Asian Review dated April 4, 2015, Haneda Airport will need to spend an estimated $828 million on expanding the terminals, tarmac and other facilities to handle the increase in flights and passengers. It is proposed to levy a special passenger fee by 2017 (500 yen for international, and 100 yen for domestic flights - in addition to the current facility usage fee of 2,570 yen on international, 290 yen on domestic flights).

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