Travel | Jan 23

Quake-Damaged Noto Airport To Resume Operations Thursday

Ishikawa, Jan 23 (News On Japan) - Noto Airport in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which had suffered damage such as cracks in the runway due to the effects of the Noto Peninsula earthquake, has completed emergency restoration work, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

The airport will allow the landing and takeoff of civilian aircraft starting from January 25th.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced the resumption of flights between Haneda Airport and Noto Airport starting from January 27th. The company has stated that until the end of next month, there will be one round trip each on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Decisions regarding the schedule from March onwards will be made based on the progress of recovery in the disaster-affected areas.

The restoration of Noto Airport is a significant step towards recovery for the region, which relies on air transportation for both passenger travel and the movement of goods. The resumption of flights by ANA is expected to facilitate not only local residents' needs but also support tourism and business activities that have been hindered since the earthquake. The limited flight schedule reflects the ongoing process of rebuilding, but it also marks a hopeful moment for the community as it works towards normalcy. The airline will continue to monitor the situation and adjust operations as necessary to support the area's recovery efforts.

Source: NHK


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