Pre-opening of Osaka airport's new commercial area
The pre-opening of the central and rooftop areas of Osaka airport took place on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The airport is currently going through major renovations, and this pre-opening comes ahead of the grand re-opening of the airport scheduled for the year 2020.
Osaka airport has never seen renovations of this scale for nearly half a century. These works aim to transform Osaka airport into a destination in and of itself for the neighboring residents and airport guests, flying or visiting.
The central commercial area will be completely renovated and a total of 30 new shops and restaurants will open, many only available at the airport. The rooftop will be filled with attractions for passengers to enjoy while watching airplanes landing and taking off. Passengers will also access to a kids’ play space.
Furthermore, arrival gates, previously separated into two north and south locations on Level 1, will be consolidated into the central area on Level 2, enabling seamless transfer to ground transportation such as a monorail or bus.
These improvements are part of VINCI Airports' service quality commitment to create a comfortable and pleasant travel experience for all airport visitors.