Aircraft land and take off into the wind. The runways at Narita Airport are aligned almost directly north-south (NNW/SSE) so aircraft land and take off to the north in a northerly wind and to the south in a southerly wind. The best location for photography will depend on the direction of landings and take offs.
Peak aircraft arrival and departure times
- Aircraft arrive and depart at Narita Airport from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. However, there are peak periods during that time and periods when there is relatively little traffic.
- The peak periods for passenger aircraft departures are between 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon and between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. More than 40% of the daily outbound traffic is in those four hours. Most of the arrivals are between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 pm. 50% of the daily inbound traffic is in this period.
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