Typhoon Jelawat to disrupt Japan flights

30 Sep 2012

Mainland Japan is bracing for the approach of Typhoon Jelawat, which yesterday injured over 50 people on the island of Okinawa, according to AFP.

The arrival of the typhoon is expected to cause flight and transportation disruptions throughout the country. International flights departing and arriving out of Narita Airport this morning, however, appear to have experienced minimal disruption so far (see flight departure schedule here).

On Japan Airlines’ (JAL) website, the carrier states that Tokyo Haneda, Tokyo Narita, Nagoya Chubu and Osaka Kansai airports “may experience flight delays, cancellations, or diversions… Normal operation is expected for other airports.”

On September 30 and October 1, JAL flights will “experience irregular operations” due to the typhoon, it states, and the carrier advises passengers to keep a close eye on the status of their flight on the relevant carriers’ website. 

For more information, visit or Japan Meteorlogical Agency at

Alex Andersson

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