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Japan Airlines Sees Omicron Delaying Overseas Travel Recovery

  • Domestic travel hasn’t been impacted by new variant, CEO says
  • Signs of improvement in traffic and cash flow in November
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Japan Airlines Co. hasn’t seen any impact on domestic travel due to the omicron variant of the coronavirus, but an anticipated recovery for international flights may be delayed, Chief Executive Officer Yuji Akasaka said. 

The spread of the omicron strain, which is said to be more transmissible than delta, has been disrupting overseas air travel. Although infection rates in Japan remain low, the government has been tightening entry restrictions due to concerns over the new variant.