Kansai Airports


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Who is Kansai Airports?

Who is Kansai Airports?

As of April 1, 2016, Kansai Airports succeeded the right of operating Kansai International Airport (“KIX”) and Osaka International Airport (“ITAMI”) from New Kansai International Airport Company (“NKIAC”) and commenced its business as an operating company for the two airports. Kansai Airports was established by a consortium made up of ORIX Corporation and VINCI Airports S.A.S. as its core members.

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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

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.