Kobe Airport facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKobe Airport
|IATA: none – ICAO: none|
|Owner||City of Kobe|
|Operator||Kansai Airports Kobe|
|Hub for||Skymark Airlines|
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.
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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