centrair
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KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:20 pm

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.

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airtebiong
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:40 pm

Geez.. this is the first time i've heard this happen in Japan... Where are these locusts from?
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LurveBus
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:22 am

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?
 
Anetter123
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:33 am

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.
 
MD11Engineer
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:37 am

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).

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iclcy
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:44 am

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

Would make interesting Inflight snack.
 
AEROFAN
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:57 am

Well I'm about to fly there for the World Athletics Championships in Aug, so there better not be a prob then!
 
Carpethead
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:17 pm

The current runway has no locust problem, so worst comes to worst, the second runway won't open until the problem is squashed.  Wink
 
centrair
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:41 pm

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.
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A5XX
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:56 am

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

Would make interesting Inflight snack.

 irked   crazy   no 

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Devilfish
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:58 pm

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 
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bimmerkid19
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RE: KIX Tackles Locust Problem

Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:04 am

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

 Wink Nice nice! Funny
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