Two of Japan’s largest carriers, All-Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL), have been forced to delay or cancel flights due to Typhoon Phanfone.
Both airlines have stated that they are experiencing irregular operations in the face of strong winds and heavy rainfall, with services at Tokyo Narita, Haneda and Nagoya particularly affected.
The weather is impacting domestic and international services, with ANA and JAL advising passengers to check the latest flight information via their respective websites prior to arriving at the airport.
So far, the typhoon is known to have killed at least one person when three US airmen were washed away by high waves at an American airbase on Okinawa Island.
Phanfone struck southern Japan over the weekend, bringing winds of up to 200km/h, closure of businesses and widespread power outages. Though the storm’s severity has since been downgraded, the Japan Meteorological Agency has warned that danger still remains and due diligence is required.