Work Underway To Reopen Kansai Airport Terminal 1

Work underway to reopen Kansai airport Terminal 1

The operator of the typhoon-hit Kansai International Airport in western Japan is working to reopen Terminal 1.

The terminal has been closed due to a power outage after it was flooded by Typhoon Jebi a week ago. The operator aims to resume operations in part of the terminal by the end of the week.

All Nippon Airways is repairing vehicles used for towing luggage trollies on Tuesday. About 200, or about 60 percent of the total, broke down in the flooding.

The airline says the vehicle's parking space for maintenance work was covered by about 80 centimeters of water.

Repair work is also underway at a cargo storage building where the roof was blown off and equipment was damaged by flooding.

An ANA official said the airline is doing everything it can to restart cargo operations because the flights are an important part of western Japan's economy.