787-related cancellations rise
- Published: 26/01/2013 at 02:47 PM
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TOKYO – Japan’s All Nippon Airways said on Saturday that it would cancel 379 flights in February because of the safety-related grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The latest cancellations are expected to affect 24,300 domestic and international travellers, said the largest customer of Boeing's newest model aircraft.
The international flights to be cancelled would include those from Tokyo airports to Seattle, San Jose, Frankfurt and Seoul.
An ANA Dreamliner made an emergency landing in western Japan on Jan 16 due to an incident involving a battery failure.
The Boeing 787 suffered a series of problems earlier this month that led to the worldwide grounding of the aircraft.
ANA has 17 Dreamliner jets of the 50 aircraft that Boeing has delivered so far. The model is known as a fuel-efficient aircraft because of its design and lightweight materials.
Thai Airways International has no Dreamliners in its fleet but has eight of the planes on order. The first plane is set to be delivered late next year.
President Sorajak Kasemsuvan said earlier that THAI had not reviewed the order, as there was still plenty of time for the problem to be addressed.
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