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“For architectural enthusiasts, Kansai International Airport is the place for you. Built on an artificial island, KIA is one of the most highly regarded and busiest airports in the
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Kansai International Airport (関西国際空港 Kansai Kokusai Kūkō?) (IATAKIXICAORJBB) is an international airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, 38 km (24 mi) southwest of Ōsaka Station,[1] off the shore of the cities of Sennan and Izumisano and the town of Tajiri in Osaka PrefectureJapan. It should not be confused with Osaka International Airport, which is closer to the city and now handles only domestic flights.

It was ranked 4th overall in the Airport of the Year 2006 awards named by Skytrax, after Singapore Changi AirportHong Kong International Airport and Munich Airport. The airport serves as an international hub for All Nippon AirwaysJapan Airlines, and Nippon Cargo Airlines, and is one of the man-made structures that can be seen from outer space.

It is colloquially known as 関空 (Kankū?) in Japanese.

During the 2006 fiscal year (FY), KIX, which serves the city of Osaka, had 116,475 aircraft movements, of which 73,860 were international (31 countries, 71 cities), and 42,615 were domestic (19 cities). The total number of passengers was 16,689,658 of which 11,229,444 were international, and 5,460,214 were domestic, sixth in Japan and second in Osaka area. Freight volume was at 802,162 tonnes total, of which 757,414 t were international ...

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