With typhoon Faxia bearing down on Japan, both Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air have rescheduled their flights to Tokyo as the typhoon struck the capital city on Monday.
Vietnam Airlines made an announcement on Sunday that six flights scheduled to depart from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City to Tokyo would be delayed. Vietjet Air also announced delays to two flights scheduled to leave Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for Tokyo on Monday morning.
Officials from both airlines said that passengers who are booked on flights to Japan should keep themselves updated throughout Monday and Tuesday on the status of their flights. The airlines have said they will help passengers who have been effected by the delays and cancellations to get onto new flights or make alternative travel arrangements once they know further details on the typhoon.
Typhoon Faxai, which winds estimated to be 216 kph (134 mph), was forecast to hit coastal areas near Tokyo in the late hours of Sunday into Monday morning. Based upon reports out of Japan this morning, railway operations in many areas near Tokyo have been suspended and more than 170 flights have been canceled.
The typhoon has also caused widespread blackouts in the Tokyo region, with the authorities issuing non-compulsory evacuation warnings to more than 390,000 people. There have been reports of some water damage to Haneda airport’s arrival and departure halls, which has caused some shops to close for Monday, but damage is minimal and all operations and shops are expected to be open on Tuesday.