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More than 100 Japanese flights were cancelled due to snow

More than 100 Japan flights cancelled due to heavy snow

Key Takeaway:

  • More than 100 flights in Japan were grounded on Sunday due to heavy snow in the northern and western parts of the country.
  • Thousands of flights have been canceled over the Christmas weekend because of the fast spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Thousands of flights have been canceled over the Christmas weekend. Image: timesofindia

More than 100 flights in Japan were grounded on Sunday due to heavy snow in the northern and western parts of the country, Japan’s two biggest airlines stated.

ANA Holdings has halted 77 flights as of 1 p.m., affecting about 5,100 passengers, stated Yutaka Kitahara, the firm’s operations director.

“As the weather in Northeastern Japan remains risky and unstable, there can be more cancellations to come,” Kitahara said.

Japan Airlines Co had canceled 35 flights as of 10 a.m. (0100 GMT), affecting 1,810 passengers, a representative with the airline’s operations division said.

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Worldwide, thousands of flights have been canceled over the Christmas weekend because of the fast spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

According to the health ministry, Japan, which tightened border controls to counter the threat from Omicron, has reported about a dozen cases of community spread of the new variant and 231 total Omicron infections, including overseas arrivals.

Be tuned to see more such news.

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