Kansai airport to cut budget-user fee

Kyodo

Kansai International Airport will slash its facility usage fees — the highest in Japan — by around 40 percent to ¥1,500 for international passengers who fly out of its budget airline terminal scheduled to open in October, industry sources said Friday.

The airport’s operator, New Kansai International Airport Co., is also considering expanding the terminal because it is already occupied mostly by Peach Aviation Ltd., which is based there. A decision is expected to be made after monitoring another discount carrier, Jetstar Japan Co., the sources said.

Kansai airport usually charges passengers departing on international flights ¥2,650 in “airport taxes” that are usually included in the price of the ticket.