Stranded travellers back home from Japan

Close to 200 Singapore Airlines (SIA) passengers finally landed in Singapore yesterday morning after being stuck in a Hokkaido airport for 57 hours. Flights were cancelled due to heavy snow. During that time, some passengers had to sleep on the floor
PHOTO COURTESY OF JASON GOH

Close to 200 Singapore Airlines (SIA) passengers finally landed in Singapore yesterday morning after being stuck in a Hokkaido airport for 57 hours. Flights were cancelled due to heavy snow. During that time, some passengers had to sleep on the floor of New Chitose Airport (above) in Hokkaido's capital Sapporo. The SIA travellers finally got on a flight on Sunday evening and arrived back home early yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 13, 2016, with the headline 'Stranded travellers back home from Japan'. Print Edition | Subscribe