More Kansai Airport Terminal to Partially Reopen Fri.

Economy Society

Izumisano, Osaka Pref., Sept. 13 (Jiji Press)--Kansai Airports said Thursday that it will reopen on Friday the southern part of Kansai International Airport's Terminal 1, flooded due to Typhoon Jebi last week.

Operations at the terminal are set to return fully to normal on Sept. 21 at the key gateway to western Japan in Osaka Prefecture.

Kansai Airports, based in the Osaka city of Izumisano, aims to reopen the railway services on the access bridge, damaged when a tanker buffeted by violent winds from the typhoon crashed into it, also on Sept. 21.

On Thursday afternoon, Runway A, one of the two runways at the airport, reopened after a shutdown caused by flooding.

About 30 pct of the international and domestic passenger flight services using Terminal 1 are expected to resume Friday. The number is seen rising to about 50 pct by Sept. 20.

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