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Korean Air's Incheon-Ishikawa flights delayed after major earthquake hits Japan's western coast

By Yonhap

Published : Jan. 2, 2024 - 11:25

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This image on Monday, shows an area in Japan where a major earthquake was reported, prompting tsunami warnings in Japan and advisories against rising sea levels in South Korea. (Korea Meteorological Administration) This image on Monday, shows an area in Japan where a major earthquake was reported, prompting tsunami warnings in Japan and advisories against rising sea levels in South Korea. (Korea Meteorological Administration)

Korean Air Co. said Tuesday its flights connecting Incheon and Japan's western prefecture of Ishikawa have been delayed after a major earthquake struck off Japan's west coast the previous day.

According to the company, flight KE775 from Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, to Komatsu Airport in Ishikawa was delayed by around 2 1/2 hours in the morning following the previous day's 7.6 magnitude quake.

The returning KE776 flight was also subsequently delayed by two hours to depart in the afternoon instead of the morning as initially scheduled, Korean Air said.

Komatsu is located about 110 kilometers from the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa, where the earthquake occurred.

Korean Air said it expects the aftermath of the earthquake to impact the operations of the route until Saturday. The company reported no damage involving passengers, employees or properties. (Yonhap)