Tokyo Typhoon causes airline chaos

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 24, 2016 14:00

Tokyo Typhoon causes airline chaos

On Monday, Tokyo was hit by a powerful typhoon that temporarily shutting down a major city airport and grounded more than 500 flights nationwide.

Typhoon Mindulle made landfall in Tateyama city 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of Tokyo. Narita international airport closed its runways in the afternoon for an hour, while many airline cancels flights to and from Haneda airport.

Japan Airlines 185 domestic flights, affecting 33,692 customers, while All Nippon Airways cancelled 112 domestic flights, affecting 26,500 passengers.

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 24, 2016 14:00