The activity was normalized at the airport today from the city of Sendai (northeastern Japan) with a ceremony that remembered the victims of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, which swept the area and flooded the aerodrome. The airport, which partially reopened in April with less than a dozen daily flights, now largely returned to normal 41 to resume their daily domestic flights, made by four airlines to eight destinations in the archipelago, local news agency Kyodo. It is expected that the scheduled flight to the island of Guam (U.S.) that the airport was operating by March next resumes in October, but already made before charter flights to that destination. Although the tracks have been cleared, some areas of the aerodrome, as the panoramic terrace and several restaurants are still out of service. The resumption of the domestic operations marked a moment of silence for the victims of March, at a ceremony in which the governor of Miyagi Prefecture, Yoshihiro Murai, expressed hope that the reinstatement of airport service recovery boost area.
The earthquake and tsunami left the terminal on March invaded by the mud, shattered tracks and plunged an average of 15 inches the surface on which it stands. The main challenge for policymakers is to raise the ground level of the airport to install a drainage system more resilient to such disasters. The Japan government will invest 23 billion yen (203.725 million euros) in projects for the reconstruction of the devastated areas over the next 10 years, of which 80 percent is used during the first half of the reconstruction period. The earthquake of March marked the worst tragedy in Japan since World War II, with 15 000 625 823 dead and 4000 missing, according to the latest data from the police. In addition, the nuclear crisis erupted more serious in 25 years that has forced to move about 50 000 families and caused damage millionaires in the livestock sector, agriculture and fisheries.