Kansai airport remains closed as it assesses Typhoon Jebi damage

Kansai airport
A damaged tanker is seen after colliding into the bridge connecting Kansai International Airport to mainland Osaka Prefecture due to strong winds from Typhoon Jebi.

Kansai International Airport (KIX) will remain closed until further notice as a result of Typhoon Jebi, with both runways A and B closed at the current time it said in an update.

As for the bridge connecting the airport to the mainland which was severely damaged as a result of a ship being pushed against it from the typhoon, both railway and vehicle access is down, except for special vehicles.

The airport said some 7,800 people were evacuated on 5 September by shuttle bus and ferry, the day after the typhoon.

An initial damage assessment has been made the airport said, with electrical works ongoing, some damaged and inoperable drainage pumps, no damage to the baggage handling system and substantial damage to aerobridges.

KIX will provide updates as they are available.

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Kansai airport remains closed as it assesses Typhoon Jebi damage
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Kansai airport remains closed as it assesses Typhoon Jebi damage
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Kansai International Airport (KIX) will remain closed until further notice as a result of Typhoon Jebi, with both runways A and B closed at the current time it said in an update.
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