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.

Premises and facilities at Kobe Airport

Opening
16 February, 2006
Area
Approx. 156 ha
Runway
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

2018

  • [ April ]
    Kansai Airports Kobe commenced its business as an operator of Kobe Airport.

2017

  • [ September ]
    Kobe City and Kansai Airports Kobe signed "Qualified Project Etc. for Kobe Airport Operation Agreement to Implement Right to Operate Public Facility Etc."
  • [ August ]
    Kansai Airports Kobe was established.
  • [ July ]
    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.

2016

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

2013

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

2006

  • [ September ]
    The first international business jet took off.
  • [ February ]
    Kobe Airport was opened on February 16.
  • [ February ]
    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.

2005

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

2004

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

1999

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

1997

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

1991

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

1982

  • [ June ]
    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.