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KIX Tackles Locust Problem  
User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Kansai Airport tackles locust problem ([url=http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20070614TDY02006.htm]Yomiuri Newspaper[/url)

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The operator of Kansai Airport has begun exterminating migratory locusts around its second runway, scheduled to open Aug. 2, to prevent them presenting a potential hazard to landing and departing aircraft.

According to the firm, when the airport opened in 1994, there was a similar mass generation of locusts on the reclaimed airport island, due to the insect's lack of natural enemies, such as snakes and mice. As a result, the first runway was forced to close temporarily.



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he insects are three to five centimeters long, but can grow to about 10 centimeters. If left alone, they are likely to inhabit the airport island until November.

"When they mature, they swarm. So we needed to take measures against them as soon as possible," said an employee in charge of facility management at the firm.




Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
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User currently offlineAirtebiong From Philippines, joined Apr 2007, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Geez.. this is the first time i've heard this happen in Japan... Where are these locusts from?


i believe that beauty is skin deep, and my skin is very deep!!
User currently offlineLurveBus From Philippines, joined Mar 2007, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Locusts!?

Poor KIX. First it sinks, then it has trouble generating cash, then it loses air service to NGO, and now locusts? What's next? The Osaka wan turning red? Or every firstborn in KIX gets taken away?


User currently offlineAnetter123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Quoting LurveBus (Reply 2):
Locusts!?

Poor KIX. First it sinks, then it has trouble generating cash, then it loses air service to NGO, and now locusts? What's next? The Osaka wan turning red? Or every firstborn in KIX gets taken away?

LMAO!!!!!

Seriously though, I had no idea Japan even had this locusts problem and its serious - especially to an airport.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

I first read LO-COST problem, but I think the problem might be seen as being similar (at least as seen by the established carriers).

Jan


User currently offlineIcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

I like mine grilled on a bamboo skewer with some spicy sauce.

Would make interesting Inflight snack.


User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Well I'm about to fly there for the World Athletics Championships in Aug, so there better not be a prob then!

User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2954 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

The current runway has no locust problem, so worst comes to worst, the second runway won't open until the problem is squashed.  Wink

User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Too bad KIX can't charge them landing fees to pay off debt. Everytime one takes off or lands they pay 100 yen. In 30 min they would have paid a 744 landing fee.


Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineA5XX From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Quoting IcLCY (Reply 5):
I like mine grilled on a bamboo skewer with some spicy sauce.

Would make interesting Inflight snack.

 irked   crazy   no 

A5XX



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Quoting Anetter123 (Reply 3):
I had no idea Japan even had this locusts problem and its serious - especially to an airport.

A pesky nuisance. But those are sold cooked and in bottles just outside CRK.  Wink Even have an exotic name - "kamaru".

Quoting IcLCY (Reply 5):
I like mine grilled on a bamboo skewer with some spicy sauce. Would make interesting Inflight snack.

I'm sure individual preferences could be accommodated.  Wink The question is if an airline would allow it on board.

Quoting A5XX (Reply 9):

irked crazy no

Indeed, those definitely are an acquired taste.  yuck 



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineBimmerkid19 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting Carpethead (Reply 7):
the second runway won't open until the problem is squashed.

 Wink Nice nice! Funny


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