Source: Background image from Google Earth.
Kansai International Airport
Kansai International Airport is one the world's most
expensive civil engineering project. Terminal 1 and the first
runway started operations in 1994. It remains as of 2015 the
longest airport terminal in the world. The rail station at Terminal
1 is serviced by regular train connections to Osaka and Kobe,
which crosses the Sky Gate Bridge. The two levels bridge was
designed to carry vehicles on its top level and trains on the
bottom level. The second runway project, which included Terminal
2, was completed in 2007 and close to doubled the surface of the
airport. Terminal 2 is a simple facility with
no skybridges designed to accommodate low cost airlines.
Although plans were made for a third runway and an additional
cargo terminal, those plans were postponed due to the limited
economic growth taking place in Japan.