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 Sumoto-ko on Awaji Island and 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.
|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|
Precipitation Observation System
|1||Measures a variety of meteorological data including temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, and precipitation.|
Airline Companies Domestic Freight Buildings - These buildings handle storage, stowage and unloading of domestic freight.
Domestic Freight Agents Buildings - These buildings handle sorting and packing of domestic freight.
Overview of Passenger Terminal Building
|Features||The Domestic Departures floor in the Passenger Terminal 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||301,472 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 92
Escalators: x 88
Moving walkways: x 12
|Levels||Main Terminal Building (4 floors above ground, 1 floor below ground)
4th floor - International Departures
3rd floor - Concessions
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
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
The Exchange 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 burnt on the island at the Waste Disposal Facility located at the Supply Treatment Area. Reusable waste products 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.
|Aerodrome lights (1)||Approach lights||Lights which indicate the final approach path for aircraft using ILS|
|Runway lights||Lights that indicate the runway|
|Aerodrome lights (2)||Taxiway lights||Lights that aid taxiing from the runway to the apron|
|Wind direction lights|
|Airport Obstruction Lights|
|Apron lighting||Apron lighting||A facility that aids the provision of ground services to aircraft at nighttime|
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|
|Owner/Operator||Kansai International Airport Co Ltd|
|Operated by||JAL Hotels 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, Wedding Salon
Dental Clinic, Offices, Rental Car Counters
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.
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
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.
Maintenance Center (Sky View Observation Hall)
The Maintenance Center contains the Airport Maintenance Department which is responsible for maintaining the runway and other airport facilities. It also doubles as a base for special commercial vehicles.
The Sky View Observation Hal is also located here. The Observation Hall allows passengers an up close view of aircraft.
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:
|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 Passenger Terminal Building and the Aeroplaza by a connecting walkway.
|Exports||Freight Agents Building
|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.|
|Imports||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.|
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 used by Japan Airlines. 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.
Tanks - 10
Tank specs - Diameter: 29,500 mm, Height: 20,100 mm, Storage Capacity: 12,137 kl
Kansai International Airport Company Building
This building is the headquarters of Kansai International Airport Co Ltd 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.
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.
Power Supply (Kansai Electric Power Energy Center)
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
The Izumisano Municipal Fire Department operates a branch station which is responsible for all general fires and emergency situations on the airport island.