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Kansai airport resumes domestic flights after typhoon

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"It will take two weeks to determine when the damaged roads on the bridge can be restored"

But in the meantime we have rushed to save face and get people back doing business again... and hope nothing happens.

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Good on them! A lot of people have been sacrificing and working doubletime to get this up and running. Usually quiet Izumisano Station where the airport line turns, now has long lines every morning of people getting on buses.

But the most important thing is that people and life can get on as soon as possible.

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It's pure lie

Was suppose to board today from Naha airport to KIX but all flights cancelled

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No, it is not a lie. Please look at the photo.

Was suppose to board today from Naha airport to KIX but all flights cancelled

Nope, flights departed KIX today, my SIL was on one.

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“It's pure lie

Was suppose to board today from Naha airport to KIX but all flights cancelled”

Looks like flights from Okinawa were cancelled, but flights from Niigata, Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Nagasaki are listed as having arrived today at KIX. It probably isn’t realistic to think the full, normal schedule will be resumed at once.

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thepersoniamnow: "But the most important thing is that people and life can get on as soon as possible."

You think that's more important than safety? Not surprised. Safety isn't a priority here when it comes to sacrificing oneself for business and company. Most countries don't order things as: 1) get customers back. 2) ensure safety later. But that's how it works here, from renewing nuclear power plant operations with a promise to meet safety standards within five years after restart, to them taking weeks to check safety measures an clean the runway, but resuming flights immediately.

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But in the meantime we have rushed to save face and get people back doing business again... and hope nothing happens.

The negative and sour hope for something to happen :)

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The i in Kix stands for "international." Itami and Kobe are the region's domestic facilities. It does seem odd they don't transfer the few domestic KIX flights to those airports so KIX can concentrate on the international flights, in which the industry and passengers have much more invested.

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No I don’t think its more important than safety, who said that?

Dude you have your mind set about everything here, so whats the point?

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Why not use the airports of Kobe and Itami for domestic and KIX for international flights? Got students fretting over their overseas sojourns next week but can't get info as to what's happening.Clearly the wrong decision in the prioritizing of domestic over international travel was a mistake.

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Isn't it about time they got some rubber stamps,sniffer dogs,passport readers and trained some more robotic immigration officers to show you images of drugs and ask if you smoke them or have any in your bag and then make Itami and Kobe true International Airports? A lot more convenient and nearer Osaka,Kobe and Kyoto. Itami is still called Osaka International Airport and has the sign up from yesteryear. OK the locals moan about the noise. Modern jets are much quieter. Give all the locals free double or triple glazing to shut em up.With the Rugby World Cup next year and then the Olympics, back up plans must be in place.

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