CAPA LCCs in North Asia Summit: Osaka, 13/14-Jun-2017 to be hosted by Kansai Airports

OSAKA, 22 September 2016 – CAPA - Centre for Aviation is pleased to announce that Osaka will be the host city for the annual CAPA LCCs in North Asia Summit on 13-14 June 2017.

The Summit, to be hosted by Kansai Airports, is one of the largest LCC gatherings in the region, attracting LCC CEOs from across Asia.

Kansai International Airport as the gateway to Kansai region welcomes the CAPA LCCs in North Asia Summit in Osaka. We are extremely proud that this Summit will be hosted by Kansai Airports with the opportunity to introduce the attractiveness of the Kansai Region. For several years the LCC market has been on strong growth at KIX, where we have the number one LCC network among Japanese airports. We are really delighted to host this event in 2017 since our LCC Terminal extension will be completed by the first quarter next year”, said Yoshiyuki Yamaya, Representative Director and CEO, Kansai Airports, and Emmanuel Menanteau, Representative Director and Co-CEO, Kansai Airports.

"CAPA is delighted to announce Kansai Airports as host of the CAPA North Asia LCCs Summit on 13-14 June 2017. In the past the event has attracted CEOs from most of the LCCs in the region and beyond – along with many key airports, governments and other industry leaders. We expect the 2017 event to build on this powerful platform and provide a critical forum for addressing the complex issues facing airlines and airports as the role of LCCs evolves”, said CAPA Executive Chairman Peter Harbison.

“This is a unique annual forum at the very highest level,” he added.

After Tokyo in 2016, this will be the second year in a row for the annual CAPA LCCs in North Asia Summit to take place in Japan.

Osaka, the third largest city in Japan, is the central metropolis of the Kansai region and the largest of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto trio.

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Further information/Contacts

Kansai Airports
Corporate Communication Dept.

CAPA - Centre for Aviation
Derek Sadubin
Chief Operating Officer
CAPA - Centre for Aviation

About Kansai International Airport

Kansai International Airport (KIX), opened in 1994, is an important international hub for the country providing one of the largest networks for both domestic and international routes, with complete 24-hour operations. The airport is considered as a gateway for the Kansai area, the western part of Japan, with 24 million passengers and 16.9 thousand aircraft movements per year. We also aim to be one of the world's most environmentally advanced facilities while operating in a manner that is people-and earth-friendly; we are involved in a variety of green innovation initiatives, including environmental protection and energy management programs.

We continue to work around the clock with enthusiasm to handle the endless flow of people and goods to earn the trust, affection and respect of our customers and contribute to the development of the Japanese economy and society.

About CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Established in 1990, CAPA - Centre for Aviation is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services, covering worldwide developments. Understanding aviation markets is our great strength and passion. Providing our CAPA Members, clients and partners with an unparalleled level of expertise and insight is our business. We offer an extensive range of information services, developed by analysts covering the entire spectrum of commercial aviation. CAPA runs C-level aviation and corporate travel summits in key markets around the world, bringing together the key stakeholders of the global commercial aviation industry.