Delta cancels flight from MSP to Japanby Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Delta Air Lines has canceled a flight Friday afternoon from the Twin Cities to Japan, as a result of runway and facility closures at Tokyo's Narita airport.
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Narita was hit hard by a major earthquake that rocked Japan. The airline has canceled at least 29 flights Friday into and out of Tokyo.
"One of the departures which normally would have left shortly after 1 o'clock has been canceled for today, and one of the arrivals that would normally come in around noon is not going to come in now till sometime around 4 o'clock," said Patrick Hogan, a spokesman for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Some of the passengers on the canceled flight to Tokyo would be coming from the Twin Cites. Others would be flying here to connect with the Tokyo flight. Delta has added a 6:15 p.m. flight to Tokyo for Friday, apparently to replace the canceled departure. You can check that flight's status on Delta's website.
Delta Air Lines operates more flights into Japan than any other U.S. Carrier.