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01 Feb 2019 | 03:49 PM UTC

Japan: Flight disruptions in Tokyo due to winter weather February 1

Japan News Alert

Flight operations temporarily halted at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) after plane skids off runway due to winter weather February 1; further disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tokyo). COUNTRY/REGION Tokyo

Event

Significant flight disruptions are being reported at Tokyo's Narita International Airport (NRT) as of Friday, February 1, due to winter weather. A Japan Airlines flight skidded off the runway at approximately 07:00 (local time), forcing the temporary closure of one of the airport's runways. According to airport officials, the runway reopened at 15:00; nevertheless, residual disruptions are anticipated at NRT in the coming hours.

Context

Located 60 km (37 mi) east of Tokyo (Chiba Prefecture), Narita International Airport (NRT) is the largest airport in Japan, handling 50 percent of the country's international passenger traffic.

Advice

Travelers flying through NRT are advised to monitor the situation, confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport, and anticipate delays and cancelations over the coming hours and days.

 

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