Great news! Since Peach Airlines started a budget route between HKG and KIX; Kansai airport is also expanding their budget terminal, and reducing the airport tax. The expanded terminal and tax cut are expected in October of this year.
The airport tax will be reduced from 2,650 yen to 1,500 yen, saving a little more than $100 HKD per departure from Osaka. This is fantastic since this reduction can shave a double-digit percentage off your airfare cost between Osaka and Hong Kong.
Full details can be found at this article.
See my previous post on details for the new service.
1500 yen = $18.75 USD
2650 yen =$33 USD