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Full-Scale Remodeling at Haneda Airport's Terminal 1 Including Departures Lobby and Observation Decks

Full-Scale Remodeling at Haneda Airport's Terminal 1 Including Departures Lobby and Observation Decks

The completion image of Terminal 1 observation deck.

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On February 3, construction work began in earnest on the departures lobby, observation decks and elsewhere in Haneda Airport's Terminal 1.

Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd. (Haneda Airport 3, Ohta Ward, Tokyo), which administers and operates the terminal, began remodeling the building, which opened in 1993. The company wants to improve the airport's functionality and convenience as an international hub while making Terminal 1's service level conform with Terminal 2 (for international flights), which was built and opened last year.

The construction is taking place in the areas where departing travelers pass through (the departures lobby, the gate lounge and the passenger concourse) as well as on the rooftop observation decks (on the sixth and seventh floors). The second-floor departures lobby will have a warm design with earth color tones as its base to give it an "on-the-ground" feel while more natural light will be allowed to shine in. The second-floor departure gate lounge will be a functional space with cool blue tones as its base to give it an "in-the-sky" ambience. The observation deck will be made of wood while the safety fence will be replaced with a structure that will allow for better views than before. Traveler information signs, seating and more will be renewed during the construction. The total cost of the project will be approximately JPY 7 billion.

Construction will proceed on a 24-hour schedule until the end of September. The terminal is currently used by Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL), Skymark Airlines Inc. and Star Flyer Inc. and airport operations will continue as normal for travelers.

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