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Kobe Airport, Kobe

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Kobe Airport is an airport on an artificial island just off the coast of Kobe, 8km south of Sannomiya Station Japan. It primarily handles domestic flights, but can also accommodate international charter flights. In the first year of operation (2006) the airport handled 2,697,000 passengers with an average load factor of 61.1%. In FY 2010 it handled 2,215,000 passengers with an average load factor of 69.2%.HistoryThe city government of Kobe first proposed an airport adjacent to Port Island in 1971. At the time, government planners were seeking alternatives to the heavily congested Osaka International Airport: the original Kobe Airport plan called for six runways more than 3000m in length on a 1100ha facility. The mayor of Kobe, Tatsuo Miyazaki, declared his opposition to building such a large airport so close to the city, and was re-elected shortly afterward in 1973, defeating a competitor who supported the airport.Kobe businesses were still interested in the plan, however, and pressed the city government to propose a smaller facility with one 3000m runway. This plan was submitted to the Transport Ministry in 1982 as a competitor for the Kansai International Airport plan which was then being supported by the Osaka and Wakayama prefectural governments. After the national government voiced its displeasure with the Kobe proposal, Kobe officially switched its support to the Kansai Airport proposal in 1984, but in 1985 decided to independently fund the construction of another airport.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Orix and foreign sale contract is concluded and saw on the news. This deck, including the entire airport and ended up selling the goodwill until the companies attract vacant stand out that parking in front of? Is something bubble era seems now have toll Kobe citizens, migration to the city of Kobe City and Hyogo Prefecture people's population decreased to care. Look at the airport, watching the deck was feeling now feel. In which companies is worried about Pearl's whereabouts.
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  • July 19, 2017
    In addition to cross the bridge from the South end of the island, so not very non-airport related facilities. Nice deck miharashidai. This is the atmosphere of true southern since it's not Kobe. Though departures and arrivals. Skymark's is. So so so bored also took the children to show the plane. The plane looking as disgusting to Itami Airport (skypark airport deck, not on the Western side) go.
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  • July 6, 2017
    You can see also the takeoff and landing of the airplane, you can see the sea and the developed into, and I'm feeling really good, but the number of planes and the airport is also small, other than little Miss?
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  • February 17, 2017
    its so strange here parking so full but no.plane at airport !
  • February 18, 2016
    Hola my name is ernest I live in Espana Madrid I was born in Lisbon Portugal I was been in Tokyo for 21 days I miss Portugal for 31 I was been in Osaka for 20 days like 22 I was Ben also in Polonia I saw Japanese people in the world speak in Japanese in Kobe Airport I was liking to Nueva York Estados Unidos de America Nueva York in English is New York I was in Kobe I was in Kobe for 6 days I was in Brazil to find Portuguese people live there in Rio de Janerio são Paulo and Brasilia and the others the same like Portugal speaks in Portuguese same like Brazil also I was in Argentina Buenos Aires the end
  • July 13, 2016
    An airport on an island and very efficient too.
  • August 9, 2013
    Plz give m jpn visa i want to go jpn i love jpn and jpns people
  • October 12, 2016
    So small

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Kobe does best with sleek mid-range and high-end hotels offering views of the skyline; book rooms facing south for views of the bay during the day and the city lights at night. Luxury hotels along the waterfront are pricey but offer impeccable comfort and service. You can find last-minute accommodations at the city's budget hotels from the information desk in the main train station or online. For a very Japanese experience, try out one of the city's capsule hotels, known for ingenious space efficiency.
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