Air Force Base In Japan
March 11, 2011 by USA Post
Air Force Base In Japan, American Airlines canceled all flights between the U.S. and in Tokyo on Friday, including two Dallas / Fort Worth-Tokyo Narita flights. American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said there were reports of damage to Tokyo and U.S. personnel in System Center Operations are yet to determine if America can work its timetable Japan on Saturday.
For flights already sent to Tokyo, Huguely shared this information:
• American Flight 175 from Dallas / Fort Worth was diverted to Osaka, Japan.
• Flight from Dallas Fort Worth was diverted to Sapporo-Chitose Airport.
• Flight from Los Angeles was diverted to Sapporo-Chitose Airport.
• Flight 153 to Chicago was diverted to Anchorage, Alaska.
• The Flight from New York was diverted to the air base at Yokota in the region west of Tokyo, full of fuel before being shipped out the short jump to Tokyo Haneda.
“Because of all these diversions, all transpacific flights Japan United States. The Friday, March 11, have been canceled,” said Huguely.
In Hawaii, America is sizing up the situation before deciding if it will affect operations.
“Hawaii seems to have no impact of the tsunami,” said Huguely. “However, it will be more than a few hours before the all clear, is given.”
All crews are in hotels and were moved to higher floors in Hawaii, like all other residents of the hotel. She added that all crew and passengers on flights from Japan are safe as well.
Yokota AFB says on its website that several commercial flights were diverted there, including Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-400.
U.S. is planned for people to steal or Japan through Monday to change their tickets and travel to begin as late as Friday, March 18, without penalty.
Huguely encouraged travelers to visit U.S., aa.com, for the latest updates. Meanwhile, the booking agents are “taking calls around the clock until further notice to ensure that we minimize the inconvenience to our customers.”
UPDATE: Delta Air Lines, the largest operator transpacific carriers between the United States, made this progress report on Friday morning:
“Due to the track earlier and closing facilities at Narita airport in Tokyo and Haneda, 29 Delta flights were canceled Friday, March 11, in and out of Tokyo. Delta operates about 60 daily flights to Narita and Haneda airports. ”
The next largest transpacific airline carriers between the United States are United Airlines. U.S. Continental spokesman Rahsaan Johnson said between United and Continental Airlines, the carrier canceled 11 flights township and deflected nine others.
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