Japan is the one of the most technological countries in the world, as well as it is one of the smallest countries. These two characteristics are the combination, which made such an incredible project as Kansai International Airport possible.
This airport is the hub of Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways - but this is only general information.
There are other interest facts about Kansai Airport, which you can read below. First of all, Kansai Airport was built because of the two things. An additional airport or some airport expansion was needed. The second variant was not possible due to many reasons, so creating of the new airport facility was the only way to solve the problem.
One of the notable things around Kansai International Airport is the land on which the airport is built. It is an artificial island, made especially for the airport constructing. The main danger for this island and the airport are frequently occurr edtyphoons and earthquakes in Japan.
But in 1995, when Kansai International Airport took the impact of the Kobe earthquake, it suffered minimal damages. In 1998, when a typhoon stroked the airport, it also was not dramatically damaged.
In 2003 the problem of sinking, which took place earlier, was considered to be solved. This event was the reason of the airport modernization project, which included among other features building of new runway and new terminal building.
Kansai International Airport is designed to have only one terminal - but it is the longest terminal, and even the longest building in the world. This is one of the reasons of its own design. Its roof is built in the form of the airfoil to provide a constant air circulation. It is very important - with the full length of this terminal 1.7 kilometers you might be out of breath passing the usual ticketing and customs procedure without such air circulation. With existing solution there will be enough air for everyone.
A great deal of international air carriers directs their aircrafts to Kansai International Airport - like such airlines, as Air Caledonie Airlines and Air Canada, Air China and Air France, Air India and Air New Zealand, Air Paradise International and Alitalia, All Nippon Airways and American Airlines, Asiana Airlines and Australian Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Cathay Pacific, China Airlines and Egyptair, Emirates and EVA Air, Finnair and Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines and KLM Royal Flying Company, Korean Air and Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines and MIAT Mongolian, Northwest Airlines and Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways and Royal Nepal Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International and United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and Vladivostok Air.
Kansai International Airport is one of the examples of what the combination of human mind and new technology makes real. It is one of the most sophisticated and interesting solutions of airport design that shows the possible potential of industry development.