Thai Airways International (THAI) has cancelled more flights on the Bangkok-Osaka route due to the temporary closure of Kansai Airport after Typhoon Jebi hit the city.
The typhoon approached Japan on Tuesday at noon, damaging the airport and flooding the runways, Flt Lieutenant Pratana Patansiri, vice president for THAI’s aviation safety, security and standard’s department, said on Tuesday night.
Other airlines have also temporarily stopped flying in and out of Osaka.
The flights to be cancelled are:
1. TG622 scheduled to depart from Suvarnabhumi Airport on September 4 at 11.30pm and arrive at Kansai Airport at 7am (local time) the following day;
2. TG623 scheduled to depart Kansai Airport on September 5 at 11.45am (local time) and arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 3.35pm.
Earlier, THAI had cancelled the Bangkok-Osaka TG672 flight, and the Osaka- Bangkok TG673 flight.
The airline has said it will closely monitor and assess the situation, and resume normal operations once Kansai Airport reopens.
THAI operates two round-trip flights daily between Bangkok and Osaka. For more information, visit thaiairways.com or call (02) 356 1111 (24 hours).