Osaka Kansai (KIX) Airport
Osaka Kansai KIX Airport Overview
Osaka Kansai International Airport KIX is mainly the international airport for the Osaka Prefecture of Japan (while Osaka Itami International Airport, despite its name, is the region's domestic airport). Kansai Airport is now hub to Asian destinations, with some 500 weekly flights (while North America counts for 35 and Europe & Middle East for 66 weekly flights).
KIX Airport is located on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, off-shore of the cities of Sennan and Izumisano and the town of Tajiri, and 50 km from the city center of Osaka--all situated within the Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Kansai International Airport is connected only by the Sky Gate Bridge R, which has on the lower level the railroad tracks used by JR West and Nankai Electric, and on the upper level the road leading to Tinku Town and the mainland.
With two very long runways, and serving nearl 14 million passengers yearly, Kansai Airport is international hub for All Nippon Airways & Japan Airlines, and for low-cost carrier Peach, and is served by international airlines offering year-round and seasonal direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. (Currently both domestic & international flights depart at either the south or north wing of Terminal 1, while temporarily Peach Airlines uses Terminal 2 until completion by Fall 2013 of the new Low-Cost Terminal.
The on-Airport 'Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport' (tel. +81 (0)72-455-1111) shares levels 1 & 2 with the Aeroplaza, and has on the 11th floor a restaurant. It is only a 3-minute walk from the passenger terminal and the Airport Station.
The passenger terminal complex at Kansai Airport consists of the Aeroplaza and Terminals 1 & 2 - Terminal 2 presently is only for Peach Airlines.
Parking options at Kansai Airport: Terminal 1 has parking facilities north and east of the Kansai Airport Station and the Aeroplaza, respectively, with parking facilities P1 through P4. Terminal 2 has its own parking facility.
Rental car counters for Nippon, Toyota & Mazda are located at the Aeroplaza on level one - a 3-minute walk from the passenger terminal from its level 2 connection.
Connecting between Kansai and Itami Airports: Special buses run beween these two airports. Tickets are available at the Limousine Bus ticket counter B on level 1 of the International Arrivals Lounge near doors 7/8; the bus leaves right outside of it.
Senshu-Kuko Kita, Izumisano-shi
- Website for Osaka Kansai: http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/index.asp
- Contact: http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/contact/index.html
- Phone: +81 72 455 2500
- View Terminal Map
Osaka Kansai KIX Airport Update History
- KIX Airports - Oct 26, 2013
- KIX Airport Intro - Oct 21, 2013
- KIX Buses & Trains - Oct 21, 2013
- KIX Main Terminals - Aug 2, 2013
- KIX Airlines Served - Jun 11, 2013