Naha Airport new International Terminal opens

The new Naha Airport International Terminal began operations on Monday.

The terminal building has four floors, and is 3.6 times bigger than the old terminal. It also has more restaurants, a duty free shop (DFS) and other stores, a total of eight tenants. The official opening ceremony was held 7:30 a.m., after which the first passengers walked in.

The construction of the new International Terminal building began in June, 2012, and it was finished in January this year. It has a floor area of 23,450 square meters. It has docks for two medium-size and four small airliners. The cramped immigration space of the old terminal is a thing of the past, and the customer counter space has been expanded making the terminal much more user-friendly to travelers.

Currently the Naha International Terminal handles flights of 10 different airlines flying to seven Asian cities.