The Kansai Airport in Japan is revising its renovation plans for Terminal 1, with the target completion before the Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025.
Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansai Airport Terminal 1 renovation – originally scheduled to begin December 2020 – is now expected to start in June 2021. The project is expected to see the completion of several upgrades including the domestic/international areas, immigration, security checkpoint, and international airline lounge around the spring of 2025.
After 2025, the airport will open the north and south extensions of the international commercial area in the terminal's 2nd floor.
The upgrades will allow the airport to boost its annual capacity from 30 million to 44 million passengers. Kansai Airports have stated the airport will increase the food and beverage space for the international departures area, and solve the problem of congestion in the international zone.