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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Kansai airport (KIX) officials announced Thursday that typhoon-damaged Kansai International Airport would resume operations of some domestic flights Friday.

Peach Aviation, a low-cost carrier based at Kansai airport, will become the first airline to operate flights since the facility was closed Tuesday — after Typhoon Jebi caused flooding that damaged the main runway and tarmac, and drove a tanker into the bridge connecting the airport to the mainland halting its use.

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