Kansai Airport CEO Update
Osaka Kansai was the first airport to be privatised in Japan. Airport ownership was transferred with high momentum as Kansai posted 20% growth on the back of strong inbound demand for tourism. Kansai in 2012 opened Japan’s first low-cost terminal and in early 2017 will conclude an expansion on terminal two to have dedicated space for domestic and international low-cost flights. Growth comes with pressure on infrastructure and Kansai is working with Japanese authorities and UK-based NATS to improve air space.