• Kyodo


Kansai International Airport will offer from Sunday a “VIP” service for escorting a departing traveler for check-in and through security and immigration checks to the departure gate for ¥20,000, excluding tax, the operator of the Osaka airport said Monday.

An airport employee will meet the passenger at curbside for those arriving by vehicle or at the exit ticket gate of the railway service. The passenger will be assisted through immigration, wait for the flight at a dedicated lounge and be sent off at the departure gate, New Kansai International Airport Co. said.

Mainly targeting business travelers, the company said the charge for two people totals ¥30,000. Reservations are necessary and accepted by phone at 072-455-2888 and e-mail (kixvipservice@kaakix.co.jp).

An arrival service is also offered for ¥5,000 per person for escorting a passenger from one of the two post-immigration arrival exits at the international section or the exit at the domestic flight arrival area to the curbside area or the train ticket gate.

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