Kansai Airports

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Who is Kansai Airports?

About Kansai Airports Group

Kansai Airports Group is composed of 16 companies, including Kansai Airports. Kansai Airports was established by a consortium with VINCI Airports and ORIX Corporation as its core members. Kansai Airports took over the operations of Kansai International Airport (“KIX”) and Osaka International Airport (“ITAMI”) from New Kansai International Airport Company (“NKIAC”), and has been operating the two airports since April 1, 2016. Kansai Airports Kobe, Kansai Airports’ wholly-owned subsidiary, took over the operations of Kobe Airport (“KOBE”) from the city of Kobe, and started its business as an operating company on April 1, 2018.

About Kansai Airports
Kansai International Airport (KIX)
KIX, which was opened in 1994, is an important international hub for the country providing one of the largest networks for both domestic and international routes with complete 24-hours operations.  The airport is considered as a gateway for the Kansai area, the western part of Japan, with 23 million passengers per year.Read more
Osaka International Airport (ITAMI)
ITAMI, which was opened in 1939, is an urban-type airport offering high convenience with its well-developed domestic network. The airport has been developing a symbolic relationship with its neighboring regions and handles 14.5 million passengers per year.Read more
Kobe Airport(KOBE)
Located in Kobe City, one of the major cities in the Kansai region, with a population of 1.5 million people, Kobe Airport is an offshore airport and has been running in harmony with its surrounding environment since its opening in 2006. The airport serves 3 million passengers a year on the domestic network across the country.Read more

As of 1st April, 2016, Kansai Airports succeeded the operating right for both Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport. Please note that the name of the previous operator, New Kansai International Airport Company, Ltd., is described in some materials and articles related to previous operation.