More than 100 Japanese flights canceled due to heavy snow

Japan Airlines (JAL) planes will land on May 4, 2021 at the tarmac of New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, Hokkaido. (Issei Kato / Reuters)

Tokyo-According to Japan’s two major airlines, more than 100 domestic flights landed on Sunday due to heavy snowfall in the northern and western parts of the country.

ANA Holdings stopped flight 79 at 4 pm (Greenwich Mean Time 0700), affecting about 5,100 passengers, said Hiroaki Hayakawa, airline operations director.

Japan Airlines canceled 49 flights at 4 pm (Greenwich Mean Time 0700), affecting 2,460 passengers, a representative of the airline’s operations department said.

Thousands of flights around the world were canceled on Christmas weekends due to the rapid spread of new variants of the Omicron coronavirus.

According to the Ministry of Health, Japan, which has strengthened border control to counter threats from Omicron, reported only about 12 cases of 231 Omicron infections, including the spread of new variants to the community and arrivals from abroad. Is not …

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