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Kansai International Airport Code KIX

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 549-0001

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 34°25'38"N / 135°14'38"E


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Station ID: RJBB
Observation Time: 11/05/2021 8:04 pm

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About Kansai International Airport Code

Kansai International Airport code is KIX. This is an official IATA code of the airport. Its elevation above sea level is 5 meters. 

About Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Regarded as the closest airport to the city of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Kansai International Airport (KIX) is nestled amidst Kankujima island by the Honshu Shore in Japan. This airport started operations in 1994 to relieve the former prominent airport of Osaka–Osaka International Airport or, also known as, Itami Airport. 

Kansai International Airport (KIX) is one of the busiest airports in the world with passenger traffic of more than 25 million every year. It has won several awards including Best Airport Staff Asia and World’s Best Airport for Baggage Delivery in 2020. 

Kansai International Airport (KIX) Terminals

Kansai International Airport (KIX) features two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 of the airport is regarded as the world’s longest terminal. It covers a distance of more than 1.7 km. The world-famous architect Renzo Piano had designed this runway. 

Kansai International Airport (KIX) Runways

06R/24L 3,500m asphalt concrete

06L/24R 4,000m asphalt concrete

These runways handle 185,174 aircraft movements along with 824,485 tonnes of cargo every year. 

Nearest Airports to Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Osaka International Airport 68 km

Kobe Airport 76 km

Nanki-Shirahama Airport 126 km

Tokushima Airport 177 km

Okayama Airport 229 km

Chubu Centrair International Airport 235 km

Tottori Airport 237 km

Takamatsu Airport 240 km

Major Airlines Operating from Kansai International Airport (KIX)

9 Air 


AirAsia X

Air Busan


Air Canada

Air China 

Air France

Air Macau

Air New Zealand 

Air Seoul

All Nippon Airways 

Asiana Airlines 

Beijing Capital Airlines

British Airways

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
06R-24L 11,483 ft 196 ft Asphalt Yes
06L-24R 13,123 ft 196 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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