Typhoon-Hit Kansai Airport Terminals Reopen Fully


Izumisano, Osaka Pref., Sept. 21 (Jiji Press)--Kansai International Airport in western Japan fully reopened its terminals on Friday, 17 days after the airport was flooded by a storm surge caused by a powerful typhoon.

The northern area of Terminal 1 reopened on the day after damaged electrical equipment there was repaired, following the Sept. 14 reopening of its southern area.

Terminal 2, which suffered less damage, returned to normal on Sept. 12.

A total of 469 domestic and international flights are scheduled at the airport in Osaka Prefecture on Friday, or 95 pct of the pre-typhoon level, according to its operator, Kansai Airports.

But passenger seat occupancy rates have not recovered fully for some flights.

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