SAS resumes flights to Japan
The Scandinavian airline SAS flight to Tokyo left according to plan on Saturday afternoon. Due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the airline had cancelled its flight from Copenhagen to Tokyo on Friday, as well as the return flight on Saturday.
But as the international airport Narita in the Japanese capital re-opened on Saturday, SAS decided to start flying there again, despite the news of an explosion at a nuclear power plant in the north of the country.
The Swedish Foreign Ministry tells TT that there are about 2000 Swedes currently in Japan. About a dozen of them are known to have been in the affected area, and most of them - but not all - had been accounted for by Saturday afternoon. There is no information on any Swede dead or injured. For the time being, the Ministry advises Swedes in Japan to follow the advice from the Japanese authorities.