Apr 19, 2016

Kansai airport deploys hawks, beagles to deter nesting birds

Kansai International Airport has adopted nature’s laws in its efforts to reduce bird strikes on planes, enlisting birds of prey as well as hunting dogs to deter migratory birds from nesting on islands surrounding the airport. The move appears to be paying off, as ...

Nov 24, 2015

Can privatization turn KIA around?

The sale of the rights to run Kansai International Airport to a private consortium could serve as a role model for other money-losing public-infrastructure operations if efficiency and profitability improves.

Aug 19, 2015

Osaka's Kansai airport marks busiest month ever in July

Kansai International Airport, the main international gateway for the Osaka metropolitan region, handled 2.05 million passengers in July, marking a record high for any month since its 1994 opening, according to preliminary data released by the airport operator. An expansion of routes linking Kansai ...

Jan 21, 2014

Foreign arrivals at Kansai hub in '13 up 29%

The number of foreign visitors entering Japan through Kansai International Airport in 2013 rose 29 percent from the year before to 4,638,311, hitting a record high for the second straight year since the airport was opened in 1994, the airport operator said Monday in ...

Kansai eyes budget carrier terminal

Dec 26, 2013

Kansai eyes budget carrier terminal

The president of New Kansai International Airport Co. said Thursday that a third terminal for low-cost carriers will be built at the regional hub near Osaka, with an eye toward completion in the 2016 business year. Keiichi Ando told reporters that the use of ...