KIX Passenger Handling Facilities to Resume Full-scale Operations
- 11 Oct 2018
Kansai Airports today announced the full restoration of passenger baggage handling systems (BHS) at Kansai International Airport (KIX), damaged in the aftermath of Typhoon Jebi.
Today, before dawn, the airport operator confirmed the functional recovery and safety of BHS on the south side of Terminal 1. With the BHS back in full operation, KIX passenger handling facilities have achieved a complete recovery and reached the point where they are able to provide full-scale operations.
In light of the full restoration of airport functions at KIX, Osaka International Airport and Kobe Airport will no longer accommodate ad-hoc international and domestic flights in support of the typhoon-hit airport from tomorrow. Kansai Airports would like to thank all stakeholders who provided kind support and cooperation in securing the substitute functions of the international hub airport in case of emergency.
Yoshiyuki Yamaya, Representative Director and CEO and Emmanuel Menanteau, Representative Director and Co-CEO, Kansai Airports, made comments as follows:
“We are very pleased that passenger terminal buildings of Kansai International Airport finally started full-scale operations, thanks to all the support that has been extended to us since the airport was damaged by Typhoon Jebi on September 4.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our partners who have supported us for considering and accepting ad-hoc flights until the resumption of full-scale operations at KIX. Once again, we wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation for all the assistance provided to us.”