Japan Airlines cancels flights as Jelawat passes through Tokyo
News On Japan via BusinessWeek -- Oct 01
Japan Airlines Co. canceled more domestic flights as typhoon Jelawat passed through Tokyo and tracked near northern Japan, packing winds gusting to 210 kilometers (130 miles) per hour.
The airline decided to cancel 55 domestic flights as of 5 a.m. today, affecting about 7,280 passengers, according to a faxed statement. The typhoon led to flight cancellations at Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways Co. yesterday, disrupting air traffic for tens of thousands of people.
The storm is expected to reach about 210 kilometers east of Kushiro on the coast of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture, around noon local time, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency's website. The agency has maintained rain and flood warnings for some northeastern coastal prefectures.
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