Kansai airport back in business

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OSAKA, 24 September 20128: Osaka’s Kansai International Airport opened for business last Friday as officials confirmed the airport has recovered most of its operational functions.

The Kansai Tourism Bureau released an online video targeting both domestic and international travellers to show them that the airport was back in business.

Typhoon 21 struck the Kansai area on September 4, causing unprecedented disruption to the Kansai region, including Kansai International Airport.

Runways were flooded and some power facilities and bridges were damaged, severely crippling operations. But services have now been restored to pre-disaster levels according to the tourism bureau statement

Most airlines announced they would resume flights last Friday including Thai Airways International that informed passengers all of its services had resumed ahead of the weekend.

THAI’s flight resumption started with TG672 that departed Suvarnabhumi Airport at 0825 Friday and arrived at Kansai Airport, Osaka, at 1555 hours (local time).

The second flight TG622 departed from Suvarnabhumi Airport at 2330 and arrived at Kansai Airport, Osaka, at 0700 hours (local time) on Saturday.

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