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Low-cost terminal takes off


Low-cost terminal takes off

Osaka — Flight tickets could be getting cheaper in the future – hurray! – as a new terminal building just for low-cost carriers is now open at Kansai International Airport.

Terminal 2 is currently only used by Peach Aviation Ltd, and the building was designed as a no-frills, one-story structure to keep operating costs down.

There’s just two boarding gates – one for international services, and one for domestic.

Low-cost airlines are still a pretty new thing in Japan, but they’ve proved popular in Europe and North America, where cheaper flights can be reserved with and without food, or seat allocations. With the new terminal in place, hopefully more airlines will follow Peach soon with a low-cost offering.

Keiichi Ando, president of New Kansai International Airport Co said on launch day: “This day marks a major change in the airport model.”

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