Airlines Cancel Flights as Super Typhoon Heads for Japan

DALLAS – Strong winds caused by Super Typhoon Hinnamnor, which is moving toward Japan’s southern Okinawan islands, have forced local officials to issue evacuation orders and airlines to cancel flights.

Separate advisories from local authorities stated that inhabitants of Okinawa’s Miyakojima and Ishigaki cities were advised to leave their houses before the winds grew stronger on Saturday.

While All Nippon Airways (NH) canceled 44 flights on Saturday and 22 on Sunday, Japan Airlines (JL) announced on Saturday that it had canceled 56 flights, affecting around 3,230 travelers.

Additionally, Japan’s Skymark Airlines (BC) also canceled 14 flights Saturday and nine on Sunday.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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