Serving the Osaka Perfecture of Japan, the Osaka Kansai International Airport is home to several major Japanese airline companies. All Nippon Airways connects the Osaka Bay area with major international destinations in neighboring countries. Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai are listed on the timetables operated by this major domestic airline. As the largest carrier in Japan, All Nippon Airways also offers domestic service to cities such as Fukuoka, Hakodate, Okinawa, and Tokyo. Japan’s largest airline uses Terminal 1 (North) at Osaka Kansai International Airport.
The main airport in the Osaka region is also a hub for Japan’s flag carrier airline. Japan Airlines links Osaka Kansai International Airport with important Asian cities such as Bangkok, Shanghai, Seoul, and Taipei. Of course, the national airline of Japan also offers domestic flights to cities like Fukuoaka, Ishigaki, Okinawa, Sapporo, and Tokyo. Passengers can look for the Japanese flag on the Japan Airlines fleet that waits near Terminal 1 (South) at Osaka Kansai International Airport.
Peach is another Japanese airline that uses Osaka Kansai International Airport as a hub. This small low cost airline offers regional service within Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. The fleet of Peach Airbus jets waits for passengers in the Terminal 2 building at Osaka Kansai International Airport.
Major airline companies from Southeast Asia and the Pacific region also serve Osaka Kansai International Airport. Air New Zealand offers trips to New Zealand’s capital Auckland while Jetstar Airways offers flights to Sydney, Australia. Hawaiian Airlines connects Osaka Perfecture with the U.S. state of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean.
Major Chinese airlines such as Air China, China Eastern Airlines, and China Southern Airlines connect Osaka Kansai International Airport with some of the largest airports in the People’s Republic of China. South Korean companies such as Air Busan, Asian Airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air, and Korean Air offer direct trips to major destinations in South Korea. Other large Asian airline companies serving the Osaka-Kansai region include Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, EVA Air, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and Thai Airways International.
Several major European airlines operate long haul flights from Osaka Kansai International Airport. British Airway invites passengers to London while KLM takes customers to Amsterdam. Lufthansa jets transport customers to Frankfurt while Turkish Airlines planes transfer passengers to Istanbul.
Osaka Kansai International Airport is directly connected to the United States via transpacific flights operated by major U.S. companies. Delta Air Lines operates trips to Seattle while United Airlines directs traffic into San Francisco. Both American airlines also take passengers to the U.S. Guam islands in the Pacific.