Kansai Airports

Kobe Airport

An offshore airport in a major Kansai city with 1.5 million inhabitants, Kobe Airport has been running in harmony with the surrounding environment since 2006. The airport serves 3 million passengers every year at a domestic level across the country.

Kobe Airport Statistics

Operational Data of Kobe Airport

Operational Data of Kobe Airport

Premises and facilities at Kobe Airport

16 February, 2006
Approx. 156 ha
Length: 2,500 m Width: 60m
Passenger terminal
Floor space 7,816 m2
Gross floor area 17,058 m2

Access map

Access to Kobe Airport

History of Kobe Airport


  • [ Nov. ]
    KOBE has upgraded to Level 4 certification of the Airport Carbon Accreditation.
  • [ Mar. ]
    Kansai Airports Group sets a long-term target aiming for net zero greenhouse gas emissions and a decarbonized society


  • [ Mar. ]
    Airport operation hours extended to 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


  • [ Oct. ]
    Fuji Dream Airlines launched scheduled services.
  • [ May ]
    Agreement on the gradual expansion of domestic flight slots and operating hours at Kansai 3 Airports Council (maximum Aircraft Movement became 60 to 80 times a day, and operation hours was extended from 22:00 to 23:00)


  • [ Dec. ]
    KOBE was accredited at Level 2 under the Airport Carbon Accreditation program.
  • [ Apr. ]
    Kansai Airports Kobe commenced its business as an operator of Kobe Airport.
  • Kansai Airports Kobe commenced its business

    Apr. 2018

    Kansai Airports Kobe commenced its business


  • [ Sep.]
    Kobe City and Kansai Airports Kobe signed "Qualified Project Etc. for Kobe Airport Operation Agreement to Implement Right to Operate Public Facility Etc."
  • [ Aug. ]
    Kansai Airports Kobe was established.
  • [ Jul. ]
    The consortium made up of ORIX Corporation, VINCI Airports and Kansai Airports was selected as Preferred Negotiation Rights Holder for the Qualified Project Etc. for Kobe Airport Operation.


  • [ Sep. ]
    The implementation policy for the Qualified Project Etc. for Kobe Airport Operation was announced.


  • [ Jun. ]
    The newly constructed No. 7 boarding gate and bridge commenced their services.


  • [ Sep. ]
    The first international business jet took off.
  • [ Feb. ]
    Kobe Airport was opened on February 16.
  • [ Feb. ]
    The newly extended line of Port Liner started its service.
    The connecting bridge to/from Kobe Airport (Kobe Sky Bridge) was opened for the service.


  • [ Dec. ]
    Construction of the passenger terminal building was completed.
  • [ Nov. ]
    A notice of the airport services commencement was submitted to the central government.
  • [ Oct. ]
    Kobe Airport passed the construction completion inspection by the central government.


  • [ Sep. ]
    Construction of the passenger terminal building began.


  • [ Sep. ]
    Construction of Kobe Airport (reclamation for the airport island) began.
  • [ Jun. ]
    Permission for the land reclamation for the new offshore airport was granted.


  • [ Feb. ]
    The central government granted permission to establish an aerodrome.


  • [ Nov. ]
    Kobe Airport was included in the 6th Airport Development 5-year Plan as a "planned project".


  • [ Jun. ]
    Kobe City announced the "New Kobe Offshore Airport Construction Plan (Draft Proposal)".

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.