Osaka International Airport ITM (formerly named 'Itami Airport') handles - despite its name, only domestic flights for the Japanese cities of Osaka, Kyoto & Kobe in the Kansai region of Japan. (Osaka's international airport is Kansai KIX, which also serves some domestic flights, but is further away from central Osaka.) Both ITM & KIX airports are connected by the Osaka Monorail. Recently, Airport Operators Orix & Vinci were selected to officially operate both Kansai & Osaka Airports (each holding a 40 percent share, and 20 percent by minority shareholders).
ITM Airport is only 10 km north of central Osaka (and is the closest Airport to Kyoto). While airport land is within Hyogo Prefecture, the terminal complex itself is in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture. The only access to the Airport is by a long tunnel passing below runway & apron.
Osaka International Airport is mainly served by JAL in the North Terminal and ANA & Ibex in the South Terminal.
The on-Airport 'Osaka Airterminal Hotel' is located in the main terminal's Central Block, level 3.
Osaka International Airport now has two passenger terminals - the large Main Terminal and the new low-cost airline Terminal, opened Jan.28, 2017.
The 4-level Main terminal is divided into South & North Terminals, with a Central Building in between, and a North Arrivals Terminal (on level 1 only) at the eastern end.
- on Level 1 of the South terminal houses ANA/ BEX Arrivals gates; the Central Terminal Hallway, the North Terminal's Arivals lounge, and the North Arrivals Terminal's JAL/AMX Arrival Gate.
- on Level 2 of the South Terminal houses ANA/IBEX departure gate; at Central Terninal this level is currently closed; at North Terminal JAL/AMX departure gate.
- on Level 3 of the Central Terminal is the South Terminal's 'La Sora' Observation deck at North Terminal the arrivals lobby.