Airport Map

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Airport Map Car Parks/Airport Station Car Parks/Airport Station Marine Access Facilities Airport Weather Radar Domestic Freight Terminal 1 Building Terminal 2 Building CIQ Osaka International Post Office Wastewater Treatment Facility (Purification Center) Waste Disposal Facility (Clean Center)Aeroplaza Airline Company South Building Airline Company North Building Heat Supply Center Sky View Observation Hall Access Bridge International Freight Hangar New Kansai International Airport Company Building Control Tower Aircraft Fueling Facilities Power Supply Izumisano Municipal Fire Department, Airport Branch Station

Overview of Terminal 1 Building

Classification Information
Features The Domestic Departures floor in the Terminal 1 Building (2nd floor) is situated between the International Departures floor (4th floor) and the International Arrivals floor (1st floor). This sandwich construction ensures that transit between international and domestic flights is a smooth process. Simply hop on an escalator or elevator to move directly between the Domestic and International floors. Travel to international gates is also comfortable and speedy thanks to an automated shuttle service.
Capacity International Lines - 12 million passengers/year
Domestic Lines - 13 million passengers/year
Total Floor Area 303,944 m2
Building Height 36.54 m
Total Length 1,660 m
Construction Steel frame/steel-reinforced concrete.
Floating foundation and jack system (906 locations) employed to counter soft foundations.
People Moving Machinery Elevators: x 94
Escalators: x 92
Moving walkways: x 12
Levels Main Terminal Building (4 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground)
4th floor - International Departures
3rd floor - Shops and Restaurants
2nd floor - Domestic Arrivals and Departures
1st floor - International Arrivals
Basement - Machine rooms
Wings (3 floors above ground)
3rd floor - AGT/International Arrivals Concourse
2nd floor - Gate Lounges (Separate areas for departing and arriving passengers)
1st floor - Offices for Ground Service etc

Overview of Terminal 2 Building

Classification Information
Features The new low-cost carrier (LCC) terminal building opened in October 2012. Functionality, economy, safety and security were the key concepts for this one-story building capable of providing service for both domestic and international flights. The building is designed to accommodate LCC operations (boarding passengers by boarding ramp instead of boarding bridge, small aircraft capable of departing from the gate without a tow, etc.).
Passengers can access the terminal building by personal car, limousine bus (some lines), taxi, or the free shuttle bus from Aeroplaza.
Capacity International Lines - 1.3 million passengers/year
Domestic Lines - 2.7 million passengers/year
Total Floor Area 29680m2
Building Height 7.745 m
Construction Steel frame
Levels One-story building

Aeroplaza (Management Complex)

Situated on the west side of the Airport Station, the Aeroplaza is a combined facility consisting of the Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport, restaurants and other facilities. It meets the various needs that the users of a 24 hour airport have.

Building Total Floor Area Approx. 65,000 m2
Floors 11 above ground/1 below ground
Hotel Name Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport
Operator Kansai Airports
Operated by Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd.
Rooms 576 (4th - 11th floors)
Eating establishments Restaurants, Chinese, Japanese, Restaurant/Bar, Teppanyaki Grill
Other Facilities Business Center, Car Parking
Kansai Airport Conference Center Large conference room - can be split in half (x1), Medium-size conference room (x2), Small conference room (x4)
Other facilities Restaurant, Convenience store, Souvenir shops, Bus stop for Terminal 2 Bldg.
Offices, Rental Car Counters

"Sky View" Observation Hall

An aviation theme park featuring a panoramic view of airplanes of the world. Fun for all ages!
Sky View features an informative museum on airports and airplanes, an aviation-themed gift shop, a restaurant that serves in-flight meals, and more!

Control Tower

The Control Tower is situated in an area that has a commanding view of the whole airport. The Control Tower gives permission and guidance to aircraft near the airport, on the runway, the taxiway, and the apron for take offs, landings, and taxiing.
The Control Tower at KIX is located near the center of the airport island and is built so that the air traffic controller stands 80 m above the ground.
The KIX Control Tower is also responsible for terminal radar control in regions beyond its aerodrome control area. It also controls all aircraft that take off and land at Kansai International, Osaka International, Kobe and Yao airports, and other airports in the larger Osaka Bay area. (Aerodrome Control Operations are handled by each individual airport)
The Control Tower is operated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

Access Bridge (Sky Gate Bridge R)

The airport access bridge supports road and rail access between Rinku Town and the airport itself. As the only land-based link between the airport and the mainland, it is used by the majority of airport users.
Bridge Length 3.75 km

Marine Access Facilities

As KIX is an island airport located surrounded by sea, ensuring the availability of marine transport access has been a priority.
At present, there are ferry services running to Kobe Airport.

Customs Sniffer Dog Center

The Customs Sniffer Dog Center is a facility for training the sniffer dogs that are used to detect drugs in customs checks.

Airport Weather Radar

The Japan Meteorological Agency collects a variety of meteorological data for aviation use. It supplies this information to air traffic control and airline companies to aid them in maintaining stable, regular, and efficient services. The facilities that observe, forecast and communicate this data are called meteorological facilities. KIX has the following meteorological facilities for observing weather conditions at the airport and in its vicinity. These are installed and operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The Japan Meteorological Agency offices are next to the control tower.

Equipment No. Function
Doppler Radar for Airport Weather 1 Detects the strength of rainfall, and the location and strength of turbulence in the area of precipitation by eliminating echoes created by the shape of the terrain.
Wind vane and Anemometer 4 Measure direction and speed of wind
Runway Visual Range 6 Measure Runway Visual Range (RVR)
Ceilometer 4 Measure the height of the cloud base
Temperature,Humidity and
Precipitation Observation System
1 Measures a variety of meteorological data including temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, and precipitation.

Domestic Freight

Domestic Freight Agents Buildings - These buildings handle sorting and packing of domestic freight.


CIQ stands for Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine. CIQ handle checks on all arriving and departing passengers and freight. CIQ Offices are located in the passenger area.

Osaka International Post Office

Osaka International Post Office serves as both an exchange center and a customs clearance office.

Wastewater Treatment Facility (Purification Center)

Wastewater from the Passenger Terminal Building and other airport facilities undergoes intensive treatment on-site. Once treated, a portion of this water is re-used for non-drinking purposes, and the remainder is released into the sea.

Waste Disposal Facility (Clean Center)

Burnable waste generated by KIX facilities is incinerated at the Waste Disposal Facility (Clean Center). Cans, glass and PET bottles, and other recyclables are collected and recycled.

Aeronautical Light Facilities

KIX aeronautical lights meet Category II precision approach runway standards, and contribute towards improving rate of service and regularity. KIX Aeronautical Light Facilities are comprised of the aviation safety power supply facility that provides a reliable power supply to these facilities, the observation and control facility that operates and observes these facilities, and the operational maintenance facilities necessary for the effective management of a 24 hour airport.

Classification Information
Aerodrome lights Approach lights Lights which indicate the final approach path for aircraft using ILS
Runway lights Lights that indicate the runway
Taxiway lights Lights that aid taxiing from the runway to the apron
Wind direction lights Lights for confirming wind direction
Aerodrome lights Beacons indicating the airport’s location
Apron lighting Apron lighting A facility that aids the provision of ground services to aircraft at nighttime

Airline Company North Building

The offices of airline companies that operate from KIX, and related companies.

Heat Supply Center

The Airport Island's heat supply uses heat generated by the Energy Center in a district heating and cooling system. There are three heat supply plants on the island, all of which supply cool water and water vapor.

Animal Quarantine Service (KIX Quarantine)

The Animal Quarantine Service prevents the spread of rabies and other infectious diseases via animals brought into the country from overseas. It detains and inspects animals (such as dogs, cats, raccoons, foxes, skunks, and monkeys) that can act as carriers so that any infections can be quickly and effectively contained.

Aeronautical Radio Navigation Aids

The Aeronautical Radio Navigation Aids used at KIX are all managed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. The following navigation aids are used:

Equipment Function No.
VOR/DME VOR/DME is a radio navigation system that allows the pilot of an aircraft in flight to calculate direction relative to magnetic north and distance from a ground-based radio transmitter. 1 location
ILS ILS is a system that emits directional radio signals to guide an aircraft on its approach to the runway. 2 sets
NDB NDB is a radio broadcast station which emits non-directional radio signals to help pilots find direction. 1 location

Car Parks/Airport Station

The multi-story car park buildings and the airport station form a combined facility above the station platforms. They are linked to the 2nd floor of the Terminal 1 Building and the Aeroplaza by a connecting walkway.

International Freight

Freight Agents Building
Airline Companies
This building handles the packing, weighing, customs clearance, consolidation, and Unit Load Device packing of export freight.
Export Freight Building This building handles the storage, weighing, and Unit Load Device packing of export freight.
Import Freight Building This building handles the sorting (primary), storage, contents inspection, and customs clearance of import freight.
Fumigation Warehouse This warehouse handles fumigation of certain imported freight items (e.g. plant products that may harbor harmful diseases or insects).
Fresh Produce Warehouse Here imported fresh produce that has cleared customs is sorted by market/region.
Common temp-controlled
warehouse for
pharmaceutical products
Preservation and packaging exclusively for pharmaceutical products for import and export.

Aircraft Wastewater Treatment Facility (SD Plant)

Wastewater from aircraft is first treated at the Airport Facilities Co Ltd SD Plant before being sent to the airports own wastewater treatment facility.


This is an aircraft storage and maintenance facility. The area of the site is approximately 20,000 m2 - a size that allows for the storage of one large, and one mid-size jet.

Aircraft Fueling Facilities

Aviation fuel is delivered by tanker and stored in tanks on-site. Fueling at KIX uses a hydrant system whereby fuel is pumped into aircraft from underground tanks beneath the apron by fuel trucks.

Fueling Facilities
Tanks - 10
Tank specs - Diameter: 29,500 mm, Height: 20,100 mm, Storage capacity per tank: approximately 11,180 kl (8 tanks) and 11,700 kl (2 tanks)

New Kansai International Airport Company Building

This building is the headquarters of Kansai Airports and also houses the offices of related companies.

Airline Company South Building

This building is home to the offices of airline companies that operate from KIX, and also houses related companies.

Power Supply

Kansai Electric Power Co Ltd provides all the power used on the airport island.
Power is supplied to the island from a substation on the mainland via a 77 kv cable. Power is then sent to users from an ultra high voltage substation on the island.

Izumisano Municipal Fire Department, Airport Branch Station

Izumisano Municipal Fire Department, Airport Branch Station operates a branch station which is responsible for all general fires and emergency situations on the airport island.