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Osaka International Airport

Osaka International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorMinistry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (airfield); Osaka International Airport Terminal Co., Ltd. (terminal)
ServesOsaka, Kyoto, and Kobe
LocationItami, Hyogo Prefecture
Ikeda and Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture
HubAll Nippon Airways
Japan Airlines
Elevation (39 ft)
Aircraft Movements66259
Passenger Movements18948300
Freight Volume154,412 t

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|} or Osaka-Itami International Airport is the primary domestic airport for the Kansai region of Japan, including the major cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. It is classified as a first class airport.

The airport is often called

|} because most of its land is located in Itami, Hyōgo Prefecture. The terminal complex is located in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, and the only access from the Itami side is via a long tunnel that passes below the runway and apron. A portion of the airport property is in Ikeda, Osaka.

Despite its "international" designation, the airport's scheduled passenger air traffic is entirely domestic. Kansai International Airport (27 mi (43.5 km) away) took over Osaka's international traffic in 1994 and competes with Itami for domestic traffic. Itami also faces competition from Kobe Airport (16 mi (25.7 km) away), a smaller domestic airport opened in 2006, nevertheless in FY2006 Itami was Japan's 3rd busiest airport and the Kansai region's busiest.

During 2005, this airport had 66,259 aircraft movements (32 cities). The total number of passengers was 18,948,300. Freight volume was at 154,412 metric tons total.

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