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
KIX opened its doors in 1994, and has since become an important international hub for the country, providing one of the largest networks for both domestic and international routes with 24h operations. The airport is considered a gateway for the Kansai area, the Western part of Japan, receiving 28 million passengers every year.Read more
Inaugurated in 1939, this urban airport is highly convenient due to its well-developed domestic network. The airport has been developing a symbolic relationship with its neighboring communities and handles 15 million passengers per year.Read more
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 4 million passengers every year at a domestic level 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.