Japan Flight Information Update

 Due to the impending situation in Japan, most airlines have made changes to their flights into Japan. The following is an overview of presently planned flight operations into Japan by some of the leading carriers operating into Japan. Data is for the period 22 – 28 March. Last updated at 1415 UTC.



Please note that a flight watch warning has been recently issued advising to avoid a radioactive cloud 98 miles NNE of Tokyo Narita, the impending situation of which may cause these plans to change.


Sendai Airport is now open for use by aid flights of Operation Tomodachi.


Aeroflot operating as normal with Boeing 767-300 equipment


Air New Zealand Boeing 767-300 replacing Boeing 777-200ER


Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER operating into Tokyo as normal


Austrian Airlines Boeing 777-200ER operating via Seoul




Air Canada all flights operating via Osaka Kansai on the out-bound leg. An average three hour delay expected for arrival into Vancouver and Toronto.


British Airways All flights operating into Narita ( including Haneda flight ), via Hong Kong in both directions.


Emirates all flights operating as normal


Etihad Airways Nagoya and Narita flights operating combined, with Airbus A330-200. Flights are scheduled to open normally effective 27th March


Finnair flights operating via Nagoya till 23rd March with Airbus A330-300. Flight becomes a nonstop effective 24th March. Switches to larger capacity Airbus A340 effective 27th March ( Helsinki departure. Departs Tokyo the following day. )


KLM all flights operating normally


Lufthansa all flights operating into Nagoya or Osaka via Seoul.


Qantas flights operating normally.


Singapore Airlines till 22nd March, SQ638 Narita departure re-timed to 0300 from 2355. No change to SQ637 Singapore departure.
SQ12/11 Singapore – Narita – Los Angeles service making additional stop at Osaka in both directions, till 22nd March. Schedule: SQ12 SIN 0945 – 1720 NRT 1830 – 1940 KIX 2040 – 1400+1     SQ11 LAX 1545 – 1925 NRT 2035 – 2145 KIX 2245 – 0445+1 SIN
Planned A380 service on SQ12//11 postponed till further notice.
SQ635/636 to Tokyo Haneda will be suspended effective 27th March. SQ633/4 continues to operate to Haneda.


SriLankan Airlines all Tokyo services operating via Bangkok in both directions till 24th March. Service operates normally effective 25th March.


SWISS services may operate into either Narita or Nagoya depending on the situation. The airline is presently reviewing the situation with today’s flight only to get a decision while inflight. All services operate via Hong Kong.


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