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Flights return to Narita Airport in Japan

Flights return to Narita Airport in Japan

Airlines operating from the United States and Australia have returned to full operations in Japan following an earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Friday.

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines both confirmed they would offer a full schedule today following disruption over the weekend, while Qantas added services were continuing as normal.

United Continental Holdings – which operates United Airlines and Continental Airlines – also said operations were normal at Narita International Airport.

However, daily Continental flights from Guam to Sendai have been suspended, with Sendai Airport – near the epicentre of the earthquake – closed.

Travellers who are scheduled to fly to, from and through Japan on United can change their plans without penalty through March 18th, the company said.

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Australia-based Qantas confirmed flights to Narita were currently operating as scheduled.

The airline added, due to the damage to infrastructure affecting transport to and from the Narita, passengers are encouraged to allow additional time for journeys to the airport.

British Airways also added flights planned to operate to and from Tokyo Narita and Haneda would operate normally.