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Kansai International Airport Ranks No. 4 Worldwide in 2006 Airport of the Year Survey

May 26, 2006

2006 Overall Rankings | 2006 Category Rankings | 2005 Overall Rankings | 2005 Category Rankings


2005 Category Rankings

1. Restrooms, shower rooms, duty-free shopping
  • Placement and convenience of restrooms and shower rooms
  • Cleanliness and presentation
  • Facilities for the disabled and babies
KIX ranked No. 6 in this category (Incheon International Airport was No. 1, Fukuoka Airport was No. 4).
2. Business facilities, entertainment facilities
  • Positioning, placement and convenience of phones, fax machines and ATMs
  • Placement and convenience of TVs and Internet facilities
  • Placement and convenience of business centers
KIX ranked No. 4 in this category (Singapore International Airport was No. 1, Narita International Airport was No. 9).
3. Departure, arrival and transfers
  • Information displays around terminal
  • Ground access convenience
  • Transfer ease
KIX ranked No. 4 in this category (Hong Kong International Airport was No. 1).
4. Immigration, security and airport staff
  • Time taken for security and international arrival/departure procedures
  • Airport staff attitude, friendliness and language ability
KIX ranked No. 4 in this category (Hong Kong International Airport was No. 1).
5. Terminal comfort
  • Quantity and comfort of waiting area seating facilities
  • Terminal atmosphere and decor
  • Cleanliness
  • Smoking rooms
KIX unfortunately did not make the top 10 in this category (Hong Kong International Airport was No. 1, Narita International Airport was No. 6).
6. Airport shops
  • Types of shops in public area and passengers-only area
  • Product selection and prices
  • Staff service
KIX unfortunately did not make the top 10 in this category (Hong Kong International Airport was No. 1).