VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – If you’re flying out to Japan in the next day or so, a heads up: your flight may be cancelled.
At least one flight out of Vancouver International Airport has been cancelled because of Typhoon Hagibis, which is barreling toward the country.
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Japan Airlines’ website says a flight scheduled to leave tomorrow afternoon and arrive at Tokyo Narita Airport on Saturday is not going ahead.
Reports say Hagibis is considered the equivalent of a category 5 typhoon, which is set to hit the Tokyo area late Saturday.
The storm has led to advisories and warnings of winds, thunderstorms, and high waves all along the country’s east coast.
The Japan Times is reporting that some airlines are also cancelling domestic flights, and railway service on many lines is being cancelled for Saturday and Sunday as well.