Kansai Airport Bridge To Reopen Ahead Of Schedule

Kansai Airport bridge to reopen ahead of schedule

Transport links to western Japan's biggest air hub are close to being restored after smooth progress in repair work on a damaged bridge.

The bridge connects Kansai International Airport in Osaka Bay to the mainland.

Workers Begin Repairing Kansai Airport Bridge

Workers begin repairing Kansai Airport bridge

Repair workers have begun attaching girders to the damaged bridge linking Kansai Airport in Osaka Bay and the mainland.

The road-rail bridge was damaged when a tanker drifted into it during a powerful typhoon in the area last September.

Kansai Airport Busy With Lunar New Year Tourists

Kansai Airport busy with Lunar New Year tourists

Large crowds of tourists from mainland China and Taiwan have arrived at Kansai Airport in Osaka, western Japan, for the weeklong Lunar New Year holidays that began on Monday.

One of the visitors said she arrived from Shanghai with two family members and wants to enjoy skiing in Fukui Prefecture and sightseeing in Osaka and Kobe.

Typhoon-hit Kansai Int'l Airport To Be Stormproof

Typhoon-hit Kansai Int'l Airport to be stormproof

The operator of Kansai International Airport has unveiled measures to protect the airport from flooding and a storm surge.

The international gateway in western Japan was temporarily closed in September when it was hit by Typhoon Jebi.

Kansai Airport Gives Out Foreign-language Leaflets

Kansai airport gives out foreign-language leaflets

Leaflets telling foreign tourists in English or Chinese how to act when a natural disaster such as a typhoon or an earthquake strikes were handed out at Kansai International Airport in western Japan on Tuesday.

The English and Chinese leaflets were produced by Osaka Prefecture and a major non-life insurance company.

Chinese Tourists Crowd Storm-hit Kansai Airport

Chinese tourists crowd storm-hit Kansai airport

Many travelers from China have begun arriving at Kansai International Airport in western Japan at the start of their country's weeklong national holiday.

The People's Republic of China marks its foundation on National Day, October 1st.

Kansai Airport Closed

Kansai Airport closed

Kansai International Airport closed its two runways from 11:00 am. The runways will remain closed until 6:00 am Monday.

Kansai Airport To Close Runways

Kansai Airport to close runways

The operator of Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, says it will shut down the airport's 2 runways from 11 AM on Sunday due to the approaching Typhoon Trami.

An earlier typhoon in September caused extensive damage and flooding to the airport, and trapped about 8,000 passengers in the facility.

Kansai Airport To Close On Sunday

Kansai Airport to close on Sunday

The operator of Kansai International Airport in Osaka says it's closing the airport's 2 runways between 11 AM on Sunday and 6 AM on Monday due to an approaching typhoon.

The 19-hour closure is aimed at preventing passengers from being stuck at the airport.

Kansai Airport May Close Due To Typhoon

Kansai Airport may close due to typhoon

The operator of Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, is considering temporarily closing 2 runways as early as Sunday morning due to the approaching Typhoon Trami.

A typhoon in early September caused extensive damage and flooding at the airport. The operator says it plans to pile up sandbags to prevent flooding this time.

Kansai International Airport Fully Reopens

Kansai International Airport fully reopens

Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, fully reopened on Friday morning. The airport was severely damaged by a powerful typhoon earlier this month, forcing the suspension of most of its operations.

All services resumed at the North Wing of Terminal 1, which includes the departure lobby for international flights. Part of the terminal and Terminal 2 as well as 2 runways had already reopened.

Kansai Internationl Airport Resumes All Services

Kansai Internationl Airport resumes all services

Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture fully reopened on Friday. Severe damage caused by a powerful typhoon earlier this month had forced the closure of most of its operations.

All services resumed in the morning at the North Wing of Terminal 1, which is used by many airlines. Part of the terminal and Terminal 2 as well as 2 runways had previously reopened.

Kansai Airport Terminal 1 To Be Reopened

Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to be reopened

Osaka's Kansai International Airport will fully reopen Terminal 1 on Friday, which was damaged when Typhoon Jebi hit western Japan earlier this month.

The planned reopening of the North Wing of Terminal 1 comes after the restoration of electrical facilities flooded by the typhoon.

Kansai Airport Recovers Half Of Air Traffic

Kansai airport recovers half of air traffic

Flight operations at Kansai International Airport in Osaka have been restored to about half the normal level, two weeks after a massive typhoon hit the island facility.

At the airport's major Terminal 1, a total of 183 domestic and international flights had resumed as of Tuesday. That's about 45 percent of the normal level.