directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1697 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9357 times:
MS had previously announced (before the earthquake) that it would not be resuming CAI-KIX/NRT for Summer 2011, mainly due to low anticipated tourist demand following the Revolution. If the situation in Japan rebounds quickly, and there aren't more problems in Egypt that would impact the tourism industry, then we could see MS back in Japan next fall.
Prior to the revolution, I believe MS was either daily or 6x weekly to both NRT and KIX using 77Ws and 77Es.
Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4840 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7980 times:
QF and NZ are both operating as per normal however NZ has said the combination of the CHC earthquake with the Japan earthquake will halve its profit this year (CHC is its 2nd or 3rd biggest domestic airport and Japan is an important international market for it).
As for Japan itself, apparently there are jetfuel shortages in parts of the country.
carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6921 times:
Domestically, airlines are running pretty much the same schedule with the exception to/from Sendai Airport.
Western Japan is largely unaffected.
There have been additional flights into nearby airports such as Yamagata and Fukushima.
Both Tokyo airports are running normally. The biggest economical issue is the electrical situation in the Tokyo and eastern Japan region. If things do not stabilize, there will be enormous economical consequences.
ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3663 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5861 times:
I've been hearing of a possible fuel shortage at NRT at work. Many refineries did suffer damage just from the earthquake and shut down. It looks like there is enough fuel for 2 days of operations if no new fuel is delivered.
Passenger wise, I have been seeing a 40-50% drop in the pax count on flights coming from Japan. One flight arrived with only 78 pax.
dairy From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4887 times:
Quoting HT (Reply 19): And please do not tell me "LX has no ground staff to handle pax and aircraft at ICN". ICN is a LH-station and they should be well able to handle sister LX´s single aircraft a day.
Traffic rights maybe ?
But: LX has no ground staff at ICN!
It is much cheaper for LX to handle the flight via HKG
Of course LH-staff could handle the flight, but in LX's view this does not mean, that they also should.
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4559 times:
LH no longer flies to NRT according to their homepage.
All flights go to either KIX or NGO, many via ICN.
Special timetable shall be valid until upcoming weekend at least.
1.) Special schedule 16.03.2011 - 17.03.2011
Routing Flight number Departure (local time) Arrival (local time)
Frankfurt - Seoul - Nagoya LH 710 13:30 h 11:10 h +1
Frankfurt - Seoul- Osaka LH 740 14:20 h 11:55 h +1
Munich - Seoul - Osaka LH 714 15:35 h 13:35 h +1
Osaka - Frankfurt LH 741 11:15 h 15:30 h
Nagoya - Frankfurt LH 737 11:35 h 15:55 h
Nagoya - Seoul - Frankfurt LH 711 13:35 h 04:05 h +1
Osaka - Seoul - Munich LH 715 15:35 h 22:50 h
Frankfurt - Seoul - Nagoya LH 710 13:30 h 11:00 h +1
Frankfurt - Seoul - Osaka LH 740 14:20 h 11:50 h +1
München - Seoul - Osaka LH 714 15:35 h 13:15 h +1
Nagoya - Seoul - Frankfurt LH 711 13:05 h 04:05 h +1
Osaka - Seoul - Frankfurt LH 741 12:55 h 20:05 h
Osaka - Seoul - München LH 715 15:35 h 22:55 h
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
: This is one reason. The other is that with the stop in HKG they always can decide to cancel the last leg to NRT when when things get worse.
: KLM is keeping the crews in KIX now (not in NRT) and rerouting it's AMS-NRT flights to KIX instead.
: As previously stated BA are operating a frull direct service to Japan. Howevewr they are giving passengers who are booked to fly before 10 April a cou
: Finnair serve NRT, KIX and NGO normally, but rebooking and refund possible.
: It is interesting to see that the reaction of Airlines to the situation in Japan is very different from one to another ... : LH is now serving NGO and
: Really depends on the amount of risk they are willing to take, and the public opinion in their costumors countries. The risk of further bigger explos
: BA's daily flight to HND is also operating normally.
: I wouldn't be surprised if SQ reverts it's plan of using 388 on SIN-NRT-LAX and not return the 388 on SIN-NRT as well.
: http://www.britishairways.com/travel...lightops/public/en_gb?p_faqid=4183 BA Narita flights are going to route through Hong Kong.
: SWISS now flies to Osaka instead of Tokyo, from Facebook:
: AC has added a technical stop at KIX so crews can stay there rather than NRT. Flights operate YVR-NRT-KIX-YVR and YYZ-NRT-KIX-YYZ. Means about a 3 hou
: There is a "flight watch alert" regarding a radioactive "cloud". Captain showed me this on something that looked like a big receipt printout. Came fro
: Likely the smoke from reactor #3 which produced grey smoke earlier today. -HT