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Tokyo Narita unveils Japan's first smarthphone app

Tokyo-Narita International Airport has unveiled ‘NRT_Airport Navi’, Japan’s first airport smartphone application for iPhones and Androids.

Tokyo-Narita International Airport has unveiled ‘NRT_Airport Navi’, Japan’s first airport smartphone application for iPhonesand Androids.

Operator, NAA, claims that the development is “another major milestone in Narita's never-ending effort to enhance customer convenience”.

The application has a flight search function, displays airport and provides shopping and other useful information to users.

By simply registering a flight number, departing passengers are automatically advised of any changes to the boarding gate or to the flight schedule on the day of departure. 

A statement issued by the airport operator, says: “NRT_Airport Navi has been designed to meet the needs of individual customers.

"This indispensable airport aid shows the user's location within the terminal, and is equipped with an experimental navigation, which guides the user to his/her desired destination, which is part of our ongoing demonstration trials using indoor positioning information technology.

“It also incorporates designs that reflect images of the world at large and its skies which add to the unique international atmosphere of the airport and the excitement of air travel.

“Our multilingual voice translation application, NariTra, which was released in December last year, has been immensely popular. NRT_Airport Navi promises to be equally popular with our customers.

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