Tuesday, 24th May 2011
In Japan Travel News,
Sendai airport to resume international flights in June
The earthquake-stricken Sendai airport is due to start receiving international flights once more next month, the transport ministry has said.
Currently undergoing reconstruction after the March 11th earthquake, the airport in Miyagi prefecture is due to accept chartered flights landing from late June onwards, Kyodo News reports.
Furthermore, regular international flight operations should be up and running by July 25th, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said.
Domestic arrivals into the airport are currently limited to one per hour, but this level is expected to be doubled from July 25th onwards.
The facilities of Sendai airport's terminal building will be fully operational at the end of September, the ministry said.
In other Japanese travel news, Orion Cruises has announced that it will be running a two-week tour of the Ryukyu Islands this summer, with Orion II departing from the port of Kobe on July 28th.
Written by Susan Ballion