TOKYO, Japan – February 7, 2019 – Kansai Airports Kobe and ORIX Auto Corporation (“ORIX Auto”) announced that they will jointly provide car sharing service at Kobe Airport beginning February 8, 2019—the first of its kind at the airport.
Using on-airport car park spaces rented from Kansai Airports Kobe, ORIX Auto will operate the business. Car sharing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—users can pick up and drop off a car anytime they want. This new service will offer yet another convenient mode of transport for both individuals and corporations traveling through Kobe Airport on business and leisure trips.
■Overview of the new car sharing station
Name: Kobe Airport Station
Location: Car park 1
Cars: 2 units
Car type: Nissan’s Note, Toyota’s Corolla Fielder
Since ORIX Auto launched “ORIX CarShare”, Japan’s first car sharing business, in 2002, it has expanded the scope of its services primarily in the Tokyo Metropolitan and Kinki areas, running 1,695 stations nationwide (As of September 31, 2018). In the Kinki area, ORIX CarShare is expanding operations around major train stations, including Kyoto and Shin-Osaka stations, which are also Shinkansen stops. In 2018, two new stations were opened at Osaka International Airport and the Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT), one of the largest bus terminals in West Japan and directly connected to JR Namba Station. ORIX CarShare is partnering with various transportation bodies to improve convenience for ORIX CarShare members.
Kansai Airports Kobe and ORIX Auto will continue to implement initiatives to offer enhanced convenience and service for customers.
Corporate Planning Department