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Emirates cancels flights to and from Japan due to typhoon

Khaleej Times 2019-10-10 21:35:13

Emirates flights to and from Japan on Saturday have been cancelled due to a violent typhoon threatening wide areas of the nation, the airline spokesperson told Khaleej Times on Thursday.

"Emirates can confirm that its flights to and from Haneda and Narita Airports in Tokyo, and Osaka on October 12 (Saturday) have been cancelled due to Super Typhoon Hagibis," the spokesperson said.

Passengers who booked to travel to and from Japan on tickets purchased on or before October 10 can opt to change their flights up to seven days later than originally booked. They are also advised to contact their travel agent or local Emirates booking office for options.

"Emirates apologises for the inconvenience caused, however the safety our customers and crew is of the utmost importance and will not be compromised," the spokesperson for the Dubai-based carrier added.

Typhoon Hagibis has already caused cancellations of two Rugby World Cup matches that were to be played Saturday.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Hagibis, which is headed north over the Pacific towards Japan's main island of Honshu, could make landfall on Saturday.

The super typhoon comes as parts of Japan are still recovering from a devastating typhoon that struck a month ago.

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