© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Japan Airways (JAL) planes sit on the tarmac at New Chitose Airport, in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan Might 4, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato
By Kantaro Komiya
TOKYO (Reuters) -Greater than 100 home flights in Japan have been grounded on Sunday because of heavy snow within the northern and western elements of the nation, Japan’s two greatest airways stated.
ANA Holdings had halted 79 flights as of 4 p.m. (0700 GMT), affecting about 5,100 passengers, stated Hiroaki Hayakawa, an operations director for the airline.
Japan Airways Co had cancelled 49 flights as of 4 p.m. (0700 GMT), affecting 2,460 passengers, a consultant with the airline’s operations division stated.
Worldwide, hundreds of flights have been cancelled over the Christmas weekend due to the fast unfold of the brand new Omicron coronavirus variant.
Japan, which tightened border controls to counter the risk from Omicron, has reported solely a couple of dozen instances of neighborhood unfold of the brand new variant and 231 whole Omicron infections, together with abroad arrivals, in keeping with the well being ministry.
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