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Establishment and progress of the airport
History of the Kansai International Airport
Environment chronology
Outline diagram for the efforts in regard to the environment

Environment considerations with the second phase
Creation of an abundant environment
Monitoring of the influence onto the environment
Environment preservation measures during the construction work
Together with the people in the surrounding area
Environment influence evaluation




Establishment and progress of the airport


Kansai International Airport,as an eco-friendly airport





In September 1994, Kansai International Airport (KIX) was opened as an operation around the clock about 5 km off the coast of Senshu, in an effort to radically solve problems plaguing the surrounding area that deals directly with air traffic.
These problems included noise pollution due to heavy air traffic that was a direct result of increasing demand for air transport previously unmet by other airports in the area.

The construction project for the second airport island which includes the second runway has been progressing since 1999, and the second runaway has started operation in August 2007.

Our environmental conservation measures in the operation of the airport include the building of facilities on the island to treat sewage and waste generated from the airport, the employment of a co-generation system to use energy more efficiently, the reuse of treated wastewater to decrease negative environmental impact,and the use of gently sloping rubble mound type seawall to propagate the development of colonies of various types of marine life.


This experience is used during the construction project for the second phase airport island, and efforts are being made for environment conservation and environment creation.


First phase
Second phase
Position
Southeastern part of Osaka bay,about 5 km offshore
Date of opening
September 4,1994
2007
Enterprise
Kansai International Airport Co.,Ltd.
Kansai International Airport Co.,Ltd.
Kansai International Airport Land Development Co.,Ltd.
Size
Area:Approx.510 ha
Area:Approx.1,055 ha (including a harbor of 3 ha)
Runway:1
Runways:2
Length:3,500m
Length:Runway A 3,500m
Yearly takeoffs and landings:
Approx.160,000
Runway B 4,000m
Yearly takeoffs and landings: Approx.230,000
Access
Expressway, private railroad, limousine bus, etc.

History of the Kansai International Airport

Environment chronology

Outline diagram for the efforts in regard to the environment