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Kansai Terminal 1 partially reopens

Jiji Press IZUMISANO, Osaka (Jiji Press) — Kansai International Airport reopened the southern area of Terminal 1 on Friday, 10 days after it was flooded due to a storm surge from a violent typhoon.

Kansai Airports, the operator of the airport in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, is expected to reopen Terminal 1 on a full scale on Sept. 21, including the northern area.

On Friday, nearly 200 domestic and international flights are scheduled to be hosted by the airport, including flight services at less-damaged Terminal 2, which partially resumed operations last week by using Runway B, one of the two runways at the airport.

Runway A was flooded to a depth of up to 50 centimeters due to Typhoon No. 21, which hit on Sept. 4. The runway was restored on Thursday.

Some electrical equipment in the basement of Terminal 1 also suffered damage due to flooding.

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