Kansai International Airport

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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

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 T1 Renovation: New domestic area opened!

Kansai Airports is pleased to announce that the new domestic area was opened on October 26, a part of Terminal 1 building of Kansai International Airport (KIX) which is currently undergoing renovation work. In conjunction with …

KIX new domestic area opening commemoration - A commemorative ‘’Sorayan’’ event will be held.

Kansai Airports is pleased to announce that it will hold a commemorative opening event of the new domestic area at Kansai International Airport (KIX) on October 26, 2022 (Wednesday), including AR contents of Kansai Airports …

Kansai Airports Join “ACT FOR SKY” working for the Commercialization, Promotion and Expansion of Domestically Produced SAF

Kansai Airports is pleased to announce that we have become a member of “ACT FOR SKY”, a voluntary organization that works to commercialize, promote, and expand the use of domestically produced SAF (*1). “ACT FOR SKY” …

Demonstration experiment of remote guidance system at Kansai International Airport

- Verification of unmanned guidance using AI dialog engine - Kansai Airports is delighted to announce that it will conduct a demonstration experiment of a remote guidance system* using an AI dialogue engine from July 27, …

Kansai Airports Agree First Large-Scale Commercial Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Japan

Basic Agreement Concluded on Cooperation to Commercialize Domestic SAF – The first large-scale commercial production of SAF in Japan is to start in 2025 using waste cooking oil from the three airports in Kansai. JGC Holdings …


Kansai International Airport
1 Senshukukokita
Osaka 549-0001