Tigerair Taiwan Flight from Taipei to Niigata Turns Back Due to Earthquake

Tigerair Taiwan TW A320neo B-50022

Tigerair Taiwan was forced to turn back a flight headed to Niigata due to the earthquake that struck the Noto region.

The flight in question is IT228, which departed from Taipei/Taoyuan at 2:35 p.m. bound for Niigata. According to Flightradar24, a provider of real-time aircraft location information, the aircraft made a course reversal off the coast of Miyazaki Prefecture and is presently flying back towards Taipei. As a result, the return flight IT229, scheduled to depart from Niigata to Taipei/Taoyuan at 7:40 p.m., has also been canceled.

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