Japanese carriers experienced further disruption Sept. 6 as an earthquake forced the closure of a major hub airport in Sapporo, just a few days after the flooding that has closed Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. The magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, causing widespread damage and power loss. Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport reportedly suffered damage, and was closed to all flights. Photos show fallen debris inside a terminal ...

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