Haneda Becoming Hub Airport For International Airlines

Haneda becoming hub airport for international airlinesHaneda airport in Tokyo is accelerating its push toward becoming a hub for international airlines as it is expected to become the world's third busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in the 2014 business year.

Haneda officials forecast that a total of 73.4 million passengers will use the airport in the current business year through next March -- 62 million for domestic flights and 11.4 million for international flights, up from the respective figures of 56.42 million and 7.26 million in the 2011 business year.

In the 2013 calendar year, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, was the busiest airport in the world as it was used by a total of 94.43 million passengers. The U.S. airport was followed by Beijing Capital International Airport with 83.71 million and London Heathrow Airport with 72.36 million.