Flights Resume to Kansai Airport Following Devastating Typhoon

By Anna Breuer on 21 September 2018
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Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto

Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto

Seventeen days after Typhoon Jebi caused the flooding of Kansai International Airport’s runways and terminals and damaged the main bridge leading to the island airport, the airport resumed normal operations.

As of September 20, domestic flights returned to a normal schedule and international flights resumed normal operations on September 21.

Kansai Airports, the airport operator, said that 469 domestic and international flights were scheduled to resume at Terminals 1 and 2, accounting for 95% of the normal flight schedule.

“I’m relieved that the airport could resume operations safely,” Yoshiyuki Yamaya, the president of Kansai Airports, told reporters.

Kansai International Airport, built on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, serves visitors to cities in the Kansai area including Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka.

To support the region’s efforts to revive tourism following the devastation, All Nippon Airways announced special pricing for flights to Kansai from China.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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