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Tokyo's Haneda Airport to boost capacity by 7m with new airspace

Addition to help with Olympic surge, but traffic still smaller than other Asian hubs

A new flight over Tokyo's residential area will significantly boost Haneda airport's flight capacity. (Photo by Makoto Okada)

TOKYO -- Japan's Haneda Airport will be able to accommodate 7 million additional travelers a year after opening new flight paths over the capital's residential area, a capacity increase crucial to handling a surge of visitors for the Olympics next summer.

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