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This airport has not lost a single suitcase in 30 years

This airport has not lost a single suitcase in 30 years

While the airports of Singapore and Doha compete with each other for the title of the best in the world, another airport is focusing on a different achievement. 

Japan's Kansai International Airport is marking 30 years without losing a single suitcase. 

In a statement, the airport, which is the seventh busiest in the world, said it has not lost a single passenger's bag since it opened in September 1994. The airport averages 20-30 million passengers each year, CNN wrote. 

While passengers may be happy to know that their bags won't get lost, one group of people isn't making a big deal of it: airport staff.

"We don't think we are doing anything special," said Kenji Takanishi, an official at the airport. 

But if a suitcase has been lost over the years there, the blame rests with the individual airlines and not the airport. 

For the year 2024, "Kansai" is ranked the 18th best airport in the world, after those in Tokyo, Narida and Haneda.