US carrier schedules to Japan remain fluid in earthquake’s aftermath

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US carriers are continuing to cancel flights to Japan after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck the island's north eastern region and triggered a tsunami on the nation's Pacific coast.

Delta Air Lines offers the largest number of flights between the US and Japan, offering almost 60 daily flights to Narita and Haneda airports.

So far Delta has cancelled 29 flights in an out of Tokyo.

A spokeswoman for United-Continental says United had seven overnight diversions on its US flights to Narita while Continental had two diversions.

Today so far United has cancelled 10 departures while Continental has cancelled one flight from its Newark hub. Continetal offers 14 weekly nonstop flights to Narita and several one-stop flights, while United offers nearly 50 nonstop flights and multiple one-stop itineraries, according to schedules in the Innovata database.

American has cancelled six flights today, says a carrier spokesman. The carrier offers roughly 35 weekly flights from the US to Japan.