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Kobe Airport
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IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Owner City of Kobe
Operator Kansai Airports Kobe
Serves Kobe, Japan
Location Chuo-ku, Kobe
Hub for Skymark Airlines
Website www.kairport.co.jp

Kobe Airport is an airport on an artificial island just off the coast of Kobe, 8 km (5.0 mi) south of Sannomiya Station Japan. It primarily handles domestic flights, but can also accommodate international charter flights.

History

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Kobe Airport

The city government of Kobe proposed an airport in the harbor next to Port Island. Early planning was published in 1982. The airport opened on February 16, 2006. The airport handled its first international aircraft flight in September 2006.

In the first year of operation (2006) the airport handled 2,697,000 passengers. In 2017 it handled 3,071,974 passengers.

It is officially classified as a 3rd class airport.

Kobe Airport is connected to Kansai Airport by the Kobe-Kanku Bay Shuttle, a high speed ferry which completes the airport-to-airport journey in 31 minutes.

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