Singapore Airlines has taken the decision to postpone the introduction of its Airbus A380s on services between Singapore and Los Angeles via Tokyo’s Narita airport.
The A380s were due to commence flying the twice-daily route on 27 March, replacing the airlines Boeing 747-400s, but as the crisis in Japan continues to develop, the airline has said that until further notice, it will continue to operate the route with its 747s.
SIA has also changed its routing to make an additional stop at Osaka Kansai airport so that “crew can have sufficient rest, as aftershocks are still being experienced in Tokyo”, according to the airline.
Separately, Alitalia is the second European airline to divert flights away from Tokyo. The airline today announced it will be switching its services from Milan and Rome to the southern city of Osaka. Alitalia said it needed to “guarantee maximum regularity of flights”. Lufthansa already diverted flights away from Tokyo on Monday.