Kansai Airport unveils new Terminal 1 domestic area
Kansai International Airport has unveiled the first remodelling stage of its new domestic area in Terminal 1, which will provide passengers’ more functional commercial spaces, shops and restaurants.
Credit: Kansai International Airport
Kansai International Airport (KIX), operated since 2016 by VINCI Airports, inaugurated a new domestic area in Terminal 1. The first stage of the airport’s remodelling works, this new area improves passengers’ experience thanks to more functional commercial spaces, redesigned around new shops and restaurants celebrating the flavors of Kansai and a new lounge.
The second phase of work has already begun and will be completed in December 2023, with the opening of the new international area. It will improve passengers’ experience along their entire journey (check-in, emigration, shopping areas, boarding) while deploying new technologies to serve passengers.
Supported by the Japanese government, these works are the most important ones carried out at Kansai International Airport since it opened in 1994. They enable VINCI Airports to support Japan’s tourism recovery and prepare the airport to become the ‘First Pavilion’ of the Osaka Kansai World Expo in 2025.
Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports: “Delivering the first phase of the remodelling work at Kansai International Airport is a new stage in our partnership with the Japanese authorities. As Japan reopens its borders to travelers, VINCI Airports is committed to supporting the resumption of traffic and welcoming passengers in an efficient and user-friendly airport, showcasing Japan’s culture of innovation.”
Air traffic control/management (ATC/ATM), Airport construction and design, Airside operations, New technologies, Operational efficiency, Passenger experience and seamless travel, Retail, Terminal operations