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Chubu Centrair International Airport
Chūbu Kokusai Kūkō
|Central Japan International Airport Co., Ltd. (CJIAC)
|Tokoname, Aichi, Japan
|Focus city for
Source: Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
The airport is 35 km (22 mi) south of Nagoya in central Japan.
Centrair is classified as a first class airport and is the main international gateway for the Chubu ("central") region of Japan. Chubu Centrair is one of Japan's five off-shore airports, it is is the second airport built in Japan on a man-made island, after Kansai International Airport.
The main terminal is shaped like a "T", with three piers radiating from a central ticketing area. This design keeps check-in distances below 300 m (980 ft). Originally, designers planned to make the main terminal resemble an origami crane from above, but this plan was abandoned due to cost.
The northern side of the terminal holds domestic flights, while the southern side holds international flights, each with dedicated ticket counters, security checkpoints and baggage carousels, and for international flights, immigration and customs facilities. Arrivals are processed on the second floor, and departures on the third. The lower level is used for maintenance, catering, and other ground operations, as well as for passenger buses to hardstands in the middle of the airport ramp. There are thirteen gates for domestic flights (including three bus gates), and fourteen for international flights (including three bus gates).
Centrair features the 4th Floor Sky Town Shopping Center, accessible to the general public, with 61 shops and restaurants. organized into two "streets", Renga-dori and Chochin-yokocho. The Chochin-yokocho shops are individually themed to have an authentic Japanese look.
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