Flights to Japan from Hawaii Back on Track

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Flights leaving late this morning to Tokyo from Honolulu were mostly back on track following the disruption caused by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on Friday night.

According to the Honolulu International Airport web site, there were some delays for departing flights, but most flights did leave Hawaii on time this afternoon to Narita and Haneda airports.

The airports in Tokyo have experienced delays and cancellations for arrivals and departures due to very limited public transportation to the airports.

The Japanese government has warned travelers to avoid all non-essential travel to Tokyo and especially northern Honshu due to traveling delays.

Other international flights from Hawaii to the major airports in Osaka and Nagoya were largely unaffected by the natural disasters.

Some airlines are offering ticket holders refunds. Japan Airlines is giving passengers the option to refund tickets booked on or before March 11 for travel up until April 11 to Tokyo, Sendai, and other cities in northern Honshu.

For more information on Japan Airline's customer service regarding the Japan earthquake, please visit:

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