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KIX Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: KIX / RJBB
Airport Names:
  1. Kansai International Airport
  2. 関西国際空港
  3. Kansai Kokusai Kūkō
Location: Osaka, Japan
GPS Coordinates: 34°26'3"N by 135°13'58"E
Area Served: Greater Osaka Area
Operator/Owner: Kansai International Airport Co., Ltd.
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 17 feet (5 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Kansai International Airport (KIX):

  • Opened on 4 September 1994, the airport serves as a hub for several airlines such as All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
  • Since July 2008, Osaka Prefecture governor Toru Hashimoto has been a vocal critic of Itami Airport, arguing that the Chuo Shinkansen maglev line will make much of its domestic role irrelevant, and that its domestic functions should be transferred to Kansai Airport in conjunction with upgraded high-speed access to Kansai from central Osaka.
  • The closest airport to Kansai International Airport (KIX) is Kobe Airport (UKB), which is located only 14 miles (22 kilometers) N of KIX.
  • Kansai has been marketed as an alternative to Narita Airport for international travelers from the Greater Tokyo Area.
  • In addition to being known as "Kansai International Airport", other names for KIX include "関西国際空港" and "Kansai Kokusai Kūkō".
  • Because of Kansai International Airport's relatively low elevation of 17 feet, planes can take off or land at Kansai International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The furthest airport from Kansai International Airport (KIX) is Rio Grande Regional Airport (RIG), which is located 11,980 miles (19,279 kilometers) away in Rio Grande, Brazil.
  • The terminal's roof is shaped like an airfoil.
  • Kansai International Airport (KIX) has 2 runways.
  • Initially, the airport was planned to be built near Kobe, but the city of Kobe refused the plan, so the airport was moved to a more southerly location on Osaka Bay.
  • The airport authority was allotted 4 billion yen in government support for fiscal year 2013, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Ministry of Finance have agreed to reduce this amount in stages through fiscal year 2015, although local governments in the Kansai region have pressed for continued subsidies.

Map of Nearest Airports from Kansai International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Kansai International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
113.73 miles (22.10 km) NKobe Airport (UKB)Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, JapanView Kobe Airport on a map View satellite image of Kobe Airport Set UKB as destination Airport Get more information about Kobe Airport
226.90 miles (43.29 km) NNEOsaka International Airport (ITM)Itami (near Osaka), JapanView Osaka International Airport on a map View satellite image of Osaka International Airport Set ITM as destination Airport Get more information about Osaka International Airport
326.90 miles (43.29 km) NNEOsaka International Airport (OSA)Osaka, JapanView Osaka International Airport on a map View satellite image of Osaka International Airport Set OSA as destination Airport Get more information about Osaka International Airport
453.87 miles (86.69 km) SNanki-Shirahama Airport (SHM)Shirahama, JapanView Nanki-Shirahama Airport on a map View satellite image of Nanki-Shirahama Airport Set SHM as destination Airport Get more information about Nanki-Shirahama Airport
571.10 miles (114.42 km) WSWTakamatsu Airport (TAK)Takamatsu, Kagawa, JapanView Takamatsu Airport on a map View satellite image of Takamatsu Airport Set TAK as destination Airport Get more information about Takamatsu Airport
681.46 miles (131.09 km) WNWOkayama Airport (OKJ)Okayama, JapanView Okayama Airport on a map View satellite image of Okayama Airport Set OKJ as destination Airport Get more information about Okayama Airport
794.06 miles (151.38 km) ENEChūbu Centrair International Airport (NGO)Nagoya, JapanView Chūbu Centrair International Airport on a map View satellite image of Chūbu Centrair International Airport Set NGO as destination Airport Get more information about Chūbu Centrair International Airport
8108.56 miles (174.71 km) SWKōchi Airport (KCZ)Kōchi, JapanView Kōchi Airport on a map View satellite image of Kōchi Airport Set KCZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kōchi Airport
9111.43 miles (179.34 km) ENENagoya Airfield (NKM)Nagoya, JapanView Nagoya Airfield on a map View satellite image of Nagoya Airfield Set NKM as destination Airport Get more information about Nagoya Airfield
10130.62 miles (210.20 km) NNEFukui Airport (FKJ)Fukui, Honshu, JapanView Fukui Airport on a map View satellite image of Fukui Airport Set FKJ as destination Airport Get more information about Fukui Airport
11131.82 miles (212.15 km) WHiroshima Airport (HIJ)Hiroshima, Honshū, JapanView Hiroshima Airport on a map View satellite image of Hiroshima Airport Set HIJ as destination Airport Get more information about Hiroshima Airport
12134.52 miles (216.50 km) WNWMiho-Yonago Airport (YGJ)Yonago, Tottori, JapanView Miho-Yonago Airport on a map View satellite image of Miho-Yonago Airport Set YGJ as destination Airport Get more information about Miho-Yonago Airport
13148.97 miles (239.74 km) WNWIzumo Airport (IZO)Izumo, Shimane, JapanView Izumo Airport on a map View satellite image of Izumo Airport Set IZO as destination Airport Get more information about Izumo Airport
14150.69 miles (242.52 km) NNEKomatsu Airport (KMQ)Komatsu, Ishikawa, JapanView Komatsu Airport on a map View satellite image of Komatsu Airport Set KMQ as destination Airport Get more information about Komatsu Airport
15150.81 miles (242.71 km) WSWMatsuyama Airport (MYJ)Matsuyama, Ehime, JapanView Matsuyama Airport on a map View satellite image of Matsuyama Airport Set MYJ as destination Airport Get more information about Matsuyama Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Kansai International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Kansai International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,979.75 miles (19,279.50 km) ESERio Grande Regional Airport (RIG)Rio Grande, BrazilView Rio Grande Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Rio Grande Regional Airport Set RIG as destination Airport Get more information about Rio Grande Regional Airport
211,960.47 miles (19,248.47 km) ESEPelotas International Airport (PET)Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Pelotas International Airport on a map View satellite image of Pelotas International Airport Set PET as destination Airport Get more information about Pelotas International Airport
311,956.65 miles (19,242.32 km) SEDiomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport (CCM)Criciúma, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Diomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport on a map View satellite image of Diomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport Set CCM as destination Airport Get more information about Diomício Freitas/Forquilhinha Airport
411,952.99 miles (19,236.43 km) SESalgado Filho International Airport (POA)Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Salgado Filho International Airport on a map View satellite image of Salgado Filho International Airport Set POA as destination Airport Get more information about Salgado Filho International Airport
511,918.65 miles (19,181.15 km) SSEFlorianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN)Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport on a map View satellite image of Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport Set FLN as destination Airport Get more information about Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport
611,880.45 miles (19,119.68 km) ETreinta y Tres Airport (TYT)Treinta y Tres, Treinta y Tres, UruguayView Treinta y Tres Airport on a map View satellite image of Treinta y Tres Airport Set TYT as destination Airport Get more information about Treinta y Tres Airport
711,873.43 miles (19,108.39 km) SEAntônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport (LAJ)Lages, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Antônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport on a map View satellite image of Antônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport Set LAJ as destination Airport Get more information about Antônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport
811,872.80 miles (19,107.37 km) ESECerro Largo International Airport (MLZ)Melo, Cerro Largo, UruguayView Cerro Largo International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cerro Largo International Airport Set MLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Cerro Largo International Airport
911,866.15 miles (19,096.67 km) SSENavegantes Airport (NVT)Navegantes, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Navegantes Airport on a map View satellite image of Navegantes Airport Set NVT as destination Airport Get more information about Navegantes Airport
1011,855.83 miles (19,080.06 km) ESEComandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport (BGX)Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport on a map View satellite image of Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport Set BGX as destination Airport Get more information about Comandante Gustavo Kraemer International Airport
1111,849.33 miles (19,069.60 km) ECapitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport (PDP)Maldonado/Punta del Este, Maldonado, UruguayView Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport on a map View satellite image of Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport Set PDP as destination Airport Get more information about Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport
1211,838.88 miles (19,052.79 km) ESECerro Largo International Airport (VCH)Vichadero, Rivera, UruguayView Cerro Largo International Airport on a map View satellite image of Cerro Largo International Airport Set VCH as destination Airport Get more information about Cerro Largo International Airport
1311,821.12 miles (19,024.20 km) ESESanta Maria Airport (RIA)Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Santa Maria Airport on a map View satellite image of Santa Maria Airport Set RIA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
1411,820.82 miles (19,023.72 km) SSEJoinville-Lauro Carneiro de Loyola Airport (JOI)Joinville, Santa Catarina, BrazilView Joinville-Lauro Carneiro de Loyola Airport on a map View satellite image of Joinville-Lauro Carneiro de Loyola Airport Set JOI as destination Airport Get more information about Joinville-Lauro Carneiro de Loyola Airport
1511,819.16 miles (19,021.05 km) SELauro Kurtz Airport (PFB)Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilView Lauro Kurtz Airport on a map View satellite image of Lauro Kurtz Airport Set PFB as destination Airport Get more information about Lauro Kurtz Airport