Delivery of the first phase of the remodeling works at Kansai International Airport in Japan

October 28, 2022

Kansai International Airport, operated since 2016 by VINCI Airports with its partner ORIX, inaugurated a new domestic area in Terminal 1. The first stage of the airport's remodeling works, this new area improves passengers’ experience thanks to more functional commercial spaces, redesigned around new shops and restaurants celebrating the flavors of Kansai and a new lounge.

The second phase of work has already begun and will be completed in December 2023, with the opening of the new international area. It will improve passengers’ experience along their entire journey (check-in, emigration, shopping areas, boarding) while deploying new technologies to serve passengers.

Supported by the Japanese government, these works are the most important ones carried out at Kansai International Airport since it opened in 1994. They enable VINCI Airports to support Japan's tourism recovery and prepare the airport to become the "First Pavilion" of the Osaka Kansai World Expo in 2025.

"Delivering the first phase of the remodeling work at Kansai International Airport is a new stage in our partnership with the Japanese authorities. As Japan reopens its borders to travelers, VINCI Airports is committed to supporting the resumption of traffic and welcoming passengers in an efficient and user-friendly airport, showcasing Japan's culture of innovation.”

Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports

The world's leading private airport operator, VINCI Airports operates more than 50 airports in 11 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thanks to its expertise as a global integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and manages airports by providing its investment capacity and its know-how in optimizing operational performance, modernizing infrastructures and managing their operations and environmental transition. VINCI Airports is the first airport operator to have committed to a global international environmental strategy in 2016, to achieve the goal of net zero emission across its entire network by 2050.