Jetstar planes flying to Tokyo diverted by earthquake

By danwarne, March 11 2011
Jetstar planes flying to Tokyo diverted by earthquake

Jetstar has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that it has two planes in the air carrying passengers on scheduled services to Tokyo.

The city has just been hit by a massive earthquake, registering 8.4 on the richter scale, with a tsunami up to four metres soon after the quake.

Airports in the city including Narita and Haneda have been closed and are being evacuated, with passengers reporting the terminal buildings shaking "like crazy".

Jetstar operations in Australia is now assessing what it will do with the planes it has in the air en route to Japan.

More coverage of the Tokyo earthquake and tsunami:

Australian Government says no tsunami risk to Australia

Sendai Airport hit by tsunami triggered by Japan earthquake

Tokyo Airports evacuated following major earthquake

BREAKING: Major earthquake in Japan: Tokyo's Narita and Haneda airports closed


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