Tokyo Narita started construction Friday on its second runway, 16L/34R, which will be extended to 2,500 m. from 2,180 m. currently. The work, which is limited by ongoing runway operations and thus will not be completed until 2010, also will involve installation of additional taxiways. The project aims to increase the runway's capacity by 20,000 movements a year to 220,000.

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