Several Flights To, From LAX Canceled After Japan’s Tsunami
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Three inbound flights from Norita, Japan, to Los Angeles International Airport were canceled Friday morning, officials said.
Delta Airlines flight 284, Air Nippon flight 6 and Japan Airlines flight 62 will not depart at their scheduled times.
“We’re advising travelers to contact their airlines about the most up- to-date information about flight cancellations and delays,” Los Angeles International Airport Public Relations Specialist Katherine Alvaredo said.
A Delta Airlines flight scheduled to depart for Japan just after midnight was cancelled and another American Airlines flight to Honolulu returned after takeoff to Los Angeles International Airport.
A Delta flight from Tokyo scheduled to take off at midnight was cancelled after passengers had boarded the plane, Alvaredo said.
A second flight that was en route to Honolulu from LAX was cancelled and returned to Los Angeles when the tsunami warning was issued in Hawaii, Alvaredo said.
Airport officials and airlines were still determining which other flights were canceled for Friday.
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