Friday, December 27, 2013

Kansai to open new LCC terminal in 2016.

New Kansai International Airport Company (NKIAC) revealed plans to open a second terminal for LCCs dubbed Terminal 3 at Osaka/Kansai (KIX/RJBB). Kansai is currently served by 10 LCCs flying around 20 round-trips daily for international and 28 round-trips for domestic. It is the hub for Peach Aviation (MM/APJ), and though plans have been delayed, Jetstar Japan (GK/JJP) also plans to set up its second hub here after Tokyo/Narita (NRT/RJAA).
Image of Terminal 2 and 3 together upon completion. (Image: NKIAC)

The new facility will have space for six wide-body parking spots or 11 narrow-body aircraft. Together with adjacent Terminal 2, it will have a total of 20 parking spots for narrow-body aircraft and will be able to handle 8 million passengers per annum (ppa), twice the capacity of Terminal 2 today. Completion is planned for the second half of 2016.

Source: New Kansai International Airport Company (PDF; in Japanese)

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