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Typhoon Hagibis disrupts Emirates airline, Etihad Airways services to Tokyo

Emirates resumes services to Tokyo, while Etihad Airways cancelled some flights

Typhoon Hagibis disrupts Emirates airline, Etihad Airways services to Tokyo
Etihad Airways cancelled flights on Saturday and Sunday due to Typhoon Hagibis.

Emirates airline’s flights to Japan are operating as normal following a weekend of chaos caused by the devastating Typhoon Hagibis.

The Dubai carrier cancelled flights to and from airports in Tokyo and Osaka on Saturday. Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on Saturday night bringing fierce winds and torrential rain and causing widespread flooding, leaving at least 11 people dead and several others injured or reported missing.

A spokesperson for Emirates airline told Arabian Business: “We only cancelled flights yesterday (Saturday). All EK points (Narita Tokyo, Haneda Tokyo and Osaka) in Japan have reopened and are operating per normal schedule.”

There was a similar story of disruption to Etihad Airways’ scheduling with flights from Abu Dhabi to Tokyo Narita (flight EY878) delayed by two days on Friday and the return flight (EY871) delayed from Saturday to Monday.

Cancelled flights

Flights EY888 from Beijing to Nagoya and EY889 from Nagoya to Beijing on Saturday were cancelled; as was flight EY888 from Abu Dhabi to Nagoya on Friday and the return flight EY889 from Nagoya to Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Flight EY878 from Abu Dhabi to Tokyo Narita on Saturday and return flight EY871 from Toyko Narita to Abu Dhabi on Sunday have also been cancelled.

Flights EY888 and EY889 between Abu Dhabi and Beijing will continue to operate as scheduled.

A spokesperson for the airline said: “Etihad Airways continues to monitor the situation and will provide continuous updates. Affected guests are being assisted with their onward connections.

“We regret the inconvenience caused by this delay. The safety of our guests and crew is Etihad Airways’ highest priority.”

For further information, call the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666, visit etihad.com, or check the mobile app.

Guests in Beijing can contact the local contact centre on 400 882 2050 and those affected in Nagoya and Narita can call 008 133 2984 719 for further information.

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