Airlines cancel Tokyo flights due to Typhoon Shanshan


Air NZ passengers set to travel to Tokyo up to and including August 10 can opt to defer travel.

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Air NZ passengers set to travel to Tokyo up to and including August 10 can opt to defer travel.

Air New Zealand has cancelled flights to and from Tokyo as Japan braces itself for Typhoon Shanshan. 

Air New Zealand flight NZ99 (codeshare flight ANA flight NH7951) from Auckland to Tokyo Narita International Airport, which had been scheduled to leave Wednesday morning, has been cancelled, the national carrier said. 

The return flight, NZ90, from Tokyo has also been scrapped. 

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Air New Zealand passengers booked to travel to or from the Japanese capital up to and including August 10 are being given the option to defer travel. 

“Customers are able to defer their travel to another flight up to Wednesday August 15, 2018 in the same class of travel without fare difference or penalty,” the airline said. 

“If travel is only available in a higher cabin class, any fare differential will apply.”

Passengers who no longer need to travel can transfer their booking to a later day or hold the fare value in credit for up to 12 months. 

Those with refundable fares can apply for a refund. 

Air New Zealand advises passengers to subscribe to its travel alerts to receive updates. 

The airline’s next service to Tokyo is set to depart at 8.55am on Thursday, August 9.

Typhoon Shanshan is expected to make landfall near Tokyo on Wednesday night local time, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.


 – Stuff



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