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Kansai International Airport | KIX

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About Kansai International Airport

Kansai International Airport (IATA: KIX) is an international airport which serves the Greater Osaka Area in Japan. The airport, which is locally known as Kankū, is built on a man-made island in the middle of the Osaka Bay. The airport was the third-busiest airport in 2017 for passenger traffic, with 27,886,816 passengers and 185,176 aircraft movements.

The island that the airport is built on was constructed beginning 1987, with the airport itself beginning construction in 1991. The airport was officially opened in 1994, and is a hub for many airlines such as ANA and JAL Japan Airlines.

Kansai International Airport Location

KIX is located within the three municipalities of Izumisano, Sennan and Tajiri, all of which are located within the Osaka Prefecture in Japan. The airport's exact location can be found below on the interactive map:


Facilities Include:

Free WiFi

Business Center

Post Office

Nursing Area

Children's Play Area

Baby-changing facilities

Baby Rooms

Food Concessions

Baggage Carts

Luggage Storage

Luggage Wrapping


Mobile Charging Stations


Pet Hotel

Prayer Room

Duty-Free shopping



Observation Ares

Smoking Area

Lounges Include:

KAL Business Class Lounge: At the Business Class Lounge, passengers can have access to alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, internet and WiFI, newspapers and TVs.

KIX Airport Lounge: This lounge provides pay-as-you-go access to all travellers, and includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, internet access, newspapers, telephone and TV. There is also shower access for a price, and the lounge is also wheelchair accessible.


Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
06R/24L 3,500 11,483 Asphalt/Concrete
06L/24R 3,500 13,123 Asphalt/Concrete


There are currently two terminals at KIX airport.

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 is home to the traditional airline carriers. Its architecture is an ode to modernism, and was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The airport is 4 stories high, with a roof shaped like an airfoil.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is home to the low-cost carriers, attracting new LCCs with lower landing fees. The terminal is simpler in design than terminal 1, which was designed as such to reduce the costs of operations.

Airlines that fly to Kansai International Airport

Air Asia X Air Busan Aircalin Air Canada
Air China Air France Air India Air Macau
Air New Zealand Air Seoul All Nippon Airways Asiana Airlines
Beijing Capital Airlines British Airways Cathay Pacific Cebu Pacific
China Airlines China Eastern Airlines China Southern Airlines Delta Air Lines
Eastar Jet EgyptAir Emirates EVA Air
Finnair Garuda Indonesia Hainan Airlines Hawaiian Airlines
HK Express Hong Kong Airlines Japan Airlines Japan Transocean Air
Jeju Air Jetstar Airways Jetstar Asia Airways Jetstar Japan
Jin Air Juneyao Airlines KLM Korean Air
Lufthansa Malaysia Airlines MIAT Mongolian Airlines Nepal Airlines
NokScoot Okay Airlines Peach Aviation Philippines Airlines
Philippines AirAsia Qantas S7 Airlines Scoot
Shandong Airlines Shanghai Airlines Shenzhen Airlines Sichuan Airlines
Singapore Airlines Spring Airlines StarFlyer Swiss International Air Lines
Thai AirAsia X Thai Airways Thai Lion Air Tianjin Airlines
Tigerair Taiwan Turkish Airlines T'way Airlines United Airlines
VietJet Air Vietnam Airlines XiamenAir

Top Destinations

The following table contains some of the popular and most-serviced destinations served by KIX Airport:

Bangkok Shanghai Singapore
Tokyo Seoul Ho Chi Minh City
Qingdao Hong Kong Shenzhen
Beijing Busan Changsha
Taipei London Heathrow Kuala Lumpur
Hanoi Xiamen Naha

How to get to Kansai International Airport

By Road

The airport is easily accessible via the Sky Gate Bridge R, which connects to Hanshin Expressways Route 5. At the airport there is plenty of parking.

By Bus

The Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise operates scheduled bus services from the city to the airport.

By Rail

The airport is connected by the Sky Gate Bridge, with services operating by JR West and Nankai Electric Railway.

By Ferry

There is a high-speed ferry service which operated between Kobe Airport and KIX. It will take around 30 minutes, and began service in 2007.

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