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Japan's Kobe Airport eyes 2030 for international service

Its 2,500-meter runway suited for midsize jets bound for Asia

Kobe Airport, which opened in 2006, currently only serves domestic flights. (Photo by Yoshuyuki Tamai)

KOBE, Japan -- Kobe Airport in western Japan is expected to start offering international flights around 2030 as the greater Osaka region prepares for a tourism rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

Municipalities advocating to expand operations at Kansai International Airport, the region's main hub located in southern Osaka, had opposed cross-border flights to neighboring Kobe. But expectations for recovering travel demand have helped ease opposition. 

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