FACTBOX: Japan quake's impact on U.S. companies
U.S. companies reported varying impact from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday.AIRLINES:
- AMR Corp's (AMR.N) American Airlines canceled all of its Japan operations for Friday. The carrier said it had six flights inbound to Tokyo at the time of the earthquake.
- United Continental Holdings (UAL.N) diverted seven United flights and two Continental flights from the United States that were bound for Tokyo's Narita airport, where United has a hub. The company canceled 10 United Narita-bound flights for Friday and one Continental Narita-bound flight, although limited service remains.
- Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) said it had canceled flights at airports in Japan. But the carrier, which has a hub at Narita and operations at Tokyo's Haneda airport, did not immediately have a total number of cancellations.CARS:
- The earthquake threatens to crimp U.S.-bound exports of Japanese vehicles and parts in coming months. All major ports in Japan were shut, and if they stay closed for an extended period, exports of Japanese automobiles to North America could be delayed,
- Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) has stopped production at two assembly plants and a parts factory in northern Japan. The smallest Toyota model sold in the North American market, the Yaris, is built at one of the shuttered plants.
- Honda Motor Co (7267.T), Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd (7270.T) also halted operations temporarily.
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