Lufthansa returning to Tokyo following earthquake

Lufthansa has reintroduced its service to Tokyo following disruption caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11th.

Flights had been diverted away from Tokyo toward Osaka and Nagoya while Japan battled to overcome the impact of the disaster.

The German flag-carrier had previously stated it would diver flights until Sunday but will now return to normal ahead of schedule.

Lufthansa offers daily Airbus A340 flights to the Japanese capital from Frankfurt and Munich.

“In the light of the exceptional circumstances in Japan, these flights will be routed through Seoul,” the carrier explained in a statement.

“Lufthansa meanwhile is continuing to monitor developments in Japan carefully and remains in close contact with the relevant authorities.”

Other carriers have also scaled back service to Japan.

Delta Air Lines, for example, said last week it would suspend daily flights from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Los Angeles and Detroit.

American Airlines has not altered service to Japan.