Typhoon-hit airport to partially reopen terminal
NHK -- Sep 11
The operator of Kansai International Airport in western Japan aims to partially reopen one of the 2 terminals this week following a blackout caused by last week's powerful typhoon.

Terminal 1 has been closed since Tuesday after the building was flooded. Operations at Terminal 2 have partially resumed.

The number of domestic flights is down by 70 percent and international flights by 92 percent.

The operator says floodwater has been drained from the basement of Terminal 1 and that the electricity supply has returned to parts, but not all, of the facility.

In one convenience store that is still without power, employees were seen selling bread and beverages without having access to the cash registers.

Airport officials say they have confirmed that some of the check-in counters can be used.

Kansai Electric Power Company says about 13,000 households in 6 prefectures in western Japan had no electricity as of Monday morning.

News source: NHK
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