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KIX opens overnight rest area for late arriving, early departing passengers

Kyodo

Kansai International Airport on Friday opened a 24-hour rest area to accommodate passengers arriving late at night or leaving early in the morning.

The service area with dedicated staff, benches that can seat around 300 people and five coin-operated shower booths is located on the second floor of the Aeroplaza restaurant and shopping section. Blankets are also available for free from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.

The international gateway for Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and other cities in the region has been increasing flights mainly from other Asian cities. Paid lounges with showers have seen people line up after planes arrived late in the evening or before they departed early in the morning.