Opened in 1994, Kansai International Airport is a world-class international airport operating 24 hours a day and positioned as Japan's western gateway. In the summer of 2016, a new record was set with 1,260 flights per week*1 to 84 cities around the world. Offering an extensive international network, Kansai International Airport is one of the major pillars supporting Japanese industry and international distribution.
In addition, Kansai’s Osaka and Kobe ports – together ‘Hanshin Port’ – have been designated as strategic international container ports, alongside Tokyo and Yokohama’s Keihin Port. Out of Hanshin Port’s total foreign container count of 4.22 million TEU*2, Osaka Port alone handles approximately half at 2.17 million TEU*2.
*1 During the peak of Kansai Airport’s 2016 Summer Season
*2 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport 2014