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 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 …

KIX Announces Japan's first trial of centralized inspection with X-ray inspection images & Disaster resilience enhancement project selected for award

Kansai Airports announced that it will conduct Japan's first trial of centralized inspection with X-ray inspection images at International Security Checkpoint in Kansai International Airport (KIX), Terminal 1 starting on May 17, 2022, meanwhile Kansai …

Kansai International Airport Selects Stores for New Domestic Area of Terminal 1

Kansai Airports is pleased to announce that new stores have been selected to open in the new domestic area of Kansai International Airport Terminal 1, which is currently under renovation. The new domestic area is scheduled …

KIX to introduce hydrogen fuel cell bus service - Reducing environmental impact and building a more sustainable future

Kansai Airports and Nankai Bus today announced that they will introduce a fuel cell bus*1 that is powered by hydrogen at Kansai International Airport (KIX) in March 2022. With the help of Osaka Prefecture’s subsidy program*2 …

Airport operational database (AODB) now live at Kansai International Airport

Centrally managed airport information for more optimal operations launches today. Kansai Airports is pleased to announce that the airport operational database (AODB) has been in place since February 9, 2022. AODB is the central database that allows …


Kansai International Airport
1 Senshukukokita
Osaka 549-0001