More than 100 Japan flights cancelled due to heavy snow

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By Kantaro Komiya TOKYO (Reuters) – More than 100 domestic flights in Japan were grounded on Sunday due to heavy snow in the northern and western parts of the country, Japan’s two biggest airlines said. ANA Holdings had halted 77 flights as of 1 p.m. (0400 GMT), affecting about 5,100 passengers, said Yutaka Kitahara, the company’s operations director. “As the weather situation in northeastern Japan remains unstable, there could be more cancellations to come,” Kitahara said. Japan Airlines Co had cancelled 35 flights as of 10 a.m. (0100 GMT), affecting 1,810 passengers, a representative with th…

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