Company Overview

Company Overview

Company name Osaka Airport Transport
Headquarters 2-17-3 Hotarugaike Nishimachi, Toyonaka City, Osaka. 560-0036
Airport Business Office 2-17-3 Hotarugaike Nishimachi, Toyonaka City, Osaka. 560-0036
Airport South Business Office 3-7-5 Minowa, Toyonaka City, Osaka. 560-0035
Airport General Information 3-555 Hotarugaike Nishimachi, Toyonaka City, Osaka. 560-0036
TEL : 06-6844-1124
Established June 25, 1963 (began business on May 1, 1964)
Capital 96 million
Shareholders Hankyu Bus Co., Ltd.
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Business content General passenger vehicle transportation business (limited)
General charter passenger vehicle transportation business
Working kilometers 518.6 kilometers
Number of employees 263
Subsidiary companies, etc. Omtec Inc.,
Lwits Inc.

History

1963 June 25 Established Osaka Airport Transport Co., Ltd.
The Company was established through a joint venture to facilitate air passenger transportation between Osaka Airport and Osaka City, which had been operated by a charter agreement between Hankyu Bus and Japan Airlines, and merged into a full-fledged business.
1964 March 3 Acquired business license for general passenger vehicle transportation business (limited)
May 1 Commenced business on three lines connecting the Osaka Airport and Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe
Number of vehicles: 22, Number of employees: 74
1966 December 1 Changed route from general roads to Meishin Expressway on the Osaka Airport to Kyoto Line
1967 November 8 Changed route from general roads to Hanshin Expressway on the Osaka Airport to Osaka Line
1968 October 1 Changed route from general roads to Meishin Expressway on the Osaka Airport to Kobe Line
1969 February 1 Commenced using Osaka Airport New Terminal Building
Commenced using airport entrance on Hanshin Expressway Ikeda line and connected directly from the city to the airport by expressway by Osaka Airport and Osaka Line
October 1 Osaka Airport - Osaka South (Namba) Line, Osaka Airport - Osaka Central (Nakanoshima) Line opened
1970 March 15 Japan World Exposition held (until September 13)
Operated route service connecting Osaka Airport and the venue during the Expo.
August 6 Established Nippon Rent-A-Car, Inc. (20% stake)
September 11 Acquired business license for general charter passenger vehicle transportation business
October 9 Commenced general charter passenger vehicle transportation business operation (3 large size)
1971 January 10 Merged the Osaka South Line and the Osaka Central Line, and revised to the “Osaka Airport - Namba Line” to increase transportation capacity
March 1 Osaka Airport - Shin-Osaka Line opened
April 1 Airport Auto Service established (Now Omtec Inc.) (Began business on July 14)
1973 November 15 Osaka Airport - Kobe Line, changed route to that of using Hanshin Expressway (between Nishinomiya and Ikutagawa)
1976 March 3 Service reduction carried out due to stoppage of departure and arrival of flights after 21:00 at Osaka Airport
April 16 Osaka Airport - Osaka Line, Umeda bus stop relocated to Marubiru.
August 1 Osaka Airport - Abeno Line opened
1979 April 1 Osaka Airport - Sakaihigashi Line opened (closed on February 21, 1995)
July 1 Equipped all vehicles with radios to understand road conditions, provide operational instructions, etc.
1981 March 20 Portopia Japan World Exposition held
Increased service on Osaka Airport - Kobe Line.
March 24 Expanded berth of domestic line boarding areas at Osaka Airport
June 15 Ikeda Business Office opened
1982 Revamped coloring of vehicles to ones using blue mainly
March 5 Closed International Line boarding area at Osaka Airport
1983 February 20 Expanded area of private charter business (Osaka prefecture and Itami city)
December 20 Developed and expanded Osaka Airport boarding area roof
1985 March 20 Osaka Airport - Kyoto Line, Kyoto Sta. Terminal relocated to existing Kyoto Sta. Hachijo-guchi bus stop
October 3 Osaka Airport - Uehommachi Line opened
1986 September 1 Osaka Airport - Kyobashi (OBP) Line opened
1988 June 25 Achieved 100 million passengers in total during our 25th anniversary
1990 March 1 Osaka Airport - Osaka Sta. Line, Hotel New Hankyu system opened
April 1 The International Garden and Greenery Exposition held (until September 30)
Commenced Osaka Airport - Venue (Tsurumi Ryokuchi) service (charter)
March 1 Introduced Super high decker buses
1993 July 26 Implemented bus operation management system
Time required for service displayed with LEDs, strengthened special service structure
1994 September 4 Kansai International Airport opened
Commenced Kansai International Airport - Osaka Sta. Line, Osaka Airport Line, Kobe Line
Major service reduction on all Osaka Airport routes (777 buses to 662 buses) 
Nakajima Business Office opened
1995 January 17 Great Hanshin earthquake occurred
All Osaka Airport and Kansai International Airport lines suspended
January 18 Temporary transport between Osaka Airport and Hankyu Ishibashi Sta. during earthquake aftermath (until January 31)
January 25 Alternative transportation while trains unavailable due to earthquake disaster aftermath (until May 31)
February 21 Osaka Airport - Kyobashi (OBP) Line merged into Osaka Airport - Uehommachi Line
July 15 Osaka Airport - Kawanishi Line opened (suspended on October 1, 2009)
1996 March 23 Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT) opened
Commenced Osaka Airport - Namba Line service
1997 April 1 Osaka Monorail Commenced Osaka Airport service
July 1 Reduction in Shin-Osaka Line, etc., service due to the influence of the Osaka monorail
July 10 Kansai International Airport - Kyoto Line opened
December 19 Kansai International Airport - Nanko Line opened (closed on March 1, 2012)
1998 July 18 Osaka Airport - Nara Line opened
November 1 Implemented Osaka Airport Line commuter pass system
1999 March 15 Introduced magnetic card system (Surutto KANSAI) on Osaka Airport - Kawanishi Line
July 8 Osaka International Airport Old International Terminal renovated as South Terminal
Osaka Airport South Terminal bus stop newly added
2000 March 18 Japan Flora 2000 (Awaji Flower Festival) held (until September 17)
Commenced Osaka Airport - Venue service (charter)
May 11 Osaka Airport - Himeji Line opened
2001 January 16 Kansai International Airport - Nishinomiya Line opened
March 31 Osaka Airport - USJ Line opened
Kansai International Airport - USJ Line opened (closed on March 1, 2012)
April 20 Osaka Airport - Hirakata Line opened (closed on May 10, 2006)
September 11 September 11th attacks in the United States occurred
November 26 Implemented digital tachographs
December 20 Osaka Airport - Nishinomiya Line opened
Osaka Airport - Amagasaki Line opened (suspended on March 25, 2010)
2002 February 1 Enforcement of revised road transport law (beginning of bus deregulation)
April 1 Lwits Inc. established (began business June 1)
April 27 Osaka Airport - Senboku Line opened (closed on May 10, 2006)
October 1 "Airport South Business Office opened Ikeda Business Office and Nakajima Business Offices closed"
2003 July 15 Osaka Airport - Otsu Line opened (closed on November 27, 2006)
September 1 Kansai International Airport - Nanko Line and Kansai International Airport - USJ Line are combined
2005 January 20 Developed and expanded Osaka Airport South Terminal roof
April 1 Began departure and arrival restrictions, such as prohibition of large aircraft operations at Osaka Airport
July 1 Commenced full-scale ETC operation
July 25 Osaka Airport - Fushimi Line opened (closed on November 27th, 2006)
2006 February 16 Kobe Airport opened
October 1 Introduced IC card transit payment system “PiTaPa” on all Osaka Airport lines
Implemented transportation safety management system
2007 June 29 Became a subsidiary of Hankyu Bus
2010 March 25 Kansai International Airport - Kyoto Line Changed route from Meishin Expressway to Second Keihan Highway
October 1 Kansai International Airport - Nishinomiya Line (received 8 buses from Hankyu bus)
November 14 Implemented hands free microphones on all vehicles
2011 March 1 Kansai International Airport - Ibaraki Line opened (received 12 buses from Hankyu bus)
March 9 Implemented drive recorders on all vehicles
March 10 Acquired green management certification (Airport Business Office / Airport South Business Office)
March 11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami occurred
2012 March 1 Became Low-cost carrier (LCC) in service at Kansai International Airport
October 28 Dedicated LCC terminal (Terminal 2) opened at Kansai International Airport
Some services on Kansai International Airport - Osaka Sta. Line, Osaka Airport Line, Kobe Line, Kyoto Line extended to same terminal
December 26 Expanded area of private charter business (Osaka prefecture, Itami city, Amagasaki city)
2013 June 25 Celebrate 50th anniversary
Number of vehicles; shared: 96, Charter: 5
Number of employees: 267

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