Travel delays in Canada after Japan quake

Tsunami warnings as a result of Japan's massive earthquake cause confusion and flight delays at Canadian airports.
Commuters stranded by the earthquake in Japan watch TV news at a Tokyo railway station Friday. (Hiro Komae/Associated Press)

Tsunami warnings following Japan's massive earthquake were causing flight delays and confusion at Canadian airports on Friday.

Airlines told passengers to expect delays and cancellations of some international destinations as a tsunami threat moved across the Pacific Ocean.

Air Canada cancelled its flights to Japan on Friday as a result of the closure of Narita International Airport in Tokyo. At about 7 p.m. ET the airline announced that Tokyo flights would resume Saturday.

Montrealer Chantal Ianniciello was booked on a US Airways flight to Hawaii via the U.S. mainland on Friday morning. She said everything has been put on hold.

"Right now, they're not sure they're going to fly the planes to Hawaii," Ianicello said in an interview from Montreal's Trudeau International Airport.

"That is not just for US Airways. That's for Air Canada and all the other companies."

Air Canada also posted a travel alert on its website warning of delays or cancellations in flights through Hawaii and Sydney, Australia.