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KIX New International Departure Area Opens on December 5! - International Departure Area Will Be a More Exciting Place! -

  • 2023-09-28

 

The new international departure area will house a walk-through duty-free store, the central plaza, and four Mood areas. The new area will have the total of 27 shops (categories  include: 9 food & beverage stores, 7 retail stores, 1 duty free shop, 9 boutiques and 1 service). Customers can choose from four Mood areas with different atmosphere as they like depending on their mood.

 

Furthermore, passengers will be able to go through the passport control process more smoothly  with the centralized immigration area, which was previously located on north and south of the  terminal.

 

This renovation of Terminal 1 aims to expand the capacity for international flights at KIX, enhance the airside (the area after security check), and improve passenger experience to be ready for a larger international traffic expected for Kansai region in the future, with the grand opening set for spring 2025.

 

Kansai Airports Group will continue to carry out renovations, with the top priority on safety and 
security, to enhance the functions of KIX in cooperation with all stakeholders, as KIX is a gateway 
to Kansai region to welcome Japanese and international customers.

 

Details of the opening
New international departure area
Opening date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

  • Opening of the stores after security check for international flights
    Category - food & beverage: 9, retail: 7, duty free: 1, boutique: 9, service: 1
  • Centralization of the immigration areas previously located in the north and south

*Details of the opening are available here

 

Future steps

  • December 5, 2023: Opening of the new international commercial area
  • Spring 2025: Grand opening
  • Fall 2026: Expansion of the new international commercial are
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Japan
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Kansai Airports
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