Kansai International Airport

Airport Information

Kansai International Airport

Kansai International Airport is an international airport located on an artificial island (Kankūjima) in the middle of Osaka Bay off the Honshu shore, 38 km (24 mi) southwest of Ōsaka Station,located within three municipalities, including Izumisano (north), Sennan (south), and Tajiri (central) in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

Kansai opened on 4 September 1994 to relieve overcrowding at the original Osaka International Airport, referred to as Itami Airport, which is closer to the city of Osaka and now handles only domestic flights. It consists of two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, is the longest airport terminal in the world with a length of 1.7 km (1.1 mi). The airport serves as an international hub for All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, and Nippon Cargo Airlines, and also serves as a hub for Peach, the first international low-cost carrier in Japan.

Airport News

7-Second Bottle-to-Bottle Challenge in Kansai International Airport

Kansai Airports is excited to announce the “7-Second Bottle-to-Bottle Challenge in KIX”(*1) to be held at Kansai International Airport (KIX) to promote closed-loop recycling(*2) of used PET bottles. Participants in this event can take on a …

Opening of the extended and renovated terminal of Kansai International Airport

Second and most iconic phase of a massive remodeling work started in 2020 New international departure area, with enhanced journeys and unprecedented commercial experience Capacity of the terminal increased from 23 to 40 million …

Kansai Airports’ new environmental plan: the Environmental Vision 2050 and Environmental Goals 2030

Kansai Airports Group is delighted to announce the launch of our new environmental plan in April 2023 at our 3 Kansai airports (Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, and Kobe Airport), aimed at reducing our …

Kansai Airports and Hannan City to collaborate on “the Osaka Bay Sea Forest (Seaweed Beds) Conservation and Restoration Project“

Kansai Airports and Hannan City will work together to create a rich marine environment through collaboration between the local communities and the airport as “the Osaka Bay Sea Forest (Seaweed Beds) Conservation and Restoration Project”. …


Kansai International Airport
1 Senshukukokita
Osaka 549-0001