Kansai Airports

Kansai Airports Kobe

Kansai Airports Kobe

Kansai Airports Kobe, wholly owned by Kansai Airports, started the operation of Kobe Airport on April 1, 2018, a business taken over from Kobe City.

The company strives to keep improving its services for all airport guests through optimal investments and efficient operations, while always placing the highest priority on safety and security of Kobe Airport. As a member of Kansai Airports Group, it is also committed to contributing to the economic growth of the Kansai region including Kobe by further strengthening the attraction of Kobe Airport and expanding air transportation demand across the entire region.

Kansai Airports Kobe executed the “Qualified Project for Airport Operation: Agreement to Implement Right to Operate Public Facility, Etc. (Project Agreement)” with Kobe City for the 42-year concession on September 26, 2017.

1. Outline of the Concessionaire

(1) Name: Kansai Airports Kobe
(2) Location: 1, Kobe airport, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
(3) Company representatives:
          Representative Director and CEO: Yoshiyuki Yamaya
          Representative Director and Co-CEO: Benoit Rulleau
          Management Profiles
(4) Business scope: Operation and maintenance and management services, etc. of Kobe Airport
(5) Capital: 135 million yen
(6) Date of incorporation: August 10, 2017
(7) Fiscal year end: End of March
(8) Shareholding ratio: Kansai Airports 100%

2. Details of the Project Agreement

(1) Outline of the Project
The Project period is scheduled to be 42 years, from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2060. In the Project, Kobe City will continue to own the airport site and facilities. The Concessionaire will be granted the operating right from Kobe City pursuant to the “Act on Promotion of Private Finance Initiative,” and will engage in the operation of both the aviation-related businesses (operation and maintenance and management of runways, etc.) and non-aviation-related businesses (operation and maintenance and management of terminal buildings, etc.) for Kobe Airport. In principle, the losses and profits from the Project will belong to the Concessionaire. However, the aviation control business is outside the scope of the business of the Concessionaire.

(2) Parties to the agreement: Kobe City and Kansai Airports Kobe
(3) Execution date of the agreement: September 26, 2017
(4) Term of the agreement: From September 26, 2017 to March 31, 2060
          (The term may be extended up to March 31, 2070, if agreed to)
(5) Scheduled commencement date of the Project: April 1, 2018

3. IR Information

Project Plan

4. News releases

* Please click here for the monthly traffic reports of Kobe Airport.
(Kansai Airport Group News Release)