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Japan airport closures

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14 March 2011

The following airports are currently closed:

- Sendai
- Sado
- Iwate-Hanamaki

The Foreign Office has advised that Tokyo Narita Airport is open, although flights to and from the airport are experiencing some disruptions.

However, onward transport from the airport is difficult, with the Narita Express suspended on 14 March and Skyliner also suspended from 11:00 - 17:00. Buses are available.

1700 people are currently stranded at Narita and airport authorities are distributing sleeping bags and food.

Tokyo Haneda Airport is open, although flights are subject to cancellation.

- Kobe Airport is open
- Osaka Airport is open
- Niigata Airport is open
- Amori Airport is partially open
- Akita Airport is partially open
- Misawa is partially open
- Yamagata is partially open
- Shonai is partially open
- Odate Noshino is partially open
- Fuksushima is partially open

British Airways, JAL, Virgin Atlantic and ANA are operating. However, travellers are strongly advised to contact their airlines before they travel.

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