ANA to cancel 379 flights in February over Boeing 787 problems

Kyodo

All Nippon Airways Co. announced Saturday that it will cancel 379 flights in February due to the worldwide grounding of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliners.

ANA said the cancellation from Feb. 1 of 245 flights on domestic routes over 12 days and 134 on international routes over 18 days will affect an estimated 24,300 passengers.

Nine international routes will be suspended, including flights from Narita to San Jose, California, Seattle and Seoul’s Incheon International Airport, and from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to Frankfurt and Gimpo International Airport in Seoul.

The number of flights scrapped by ANA has risen to 838 since one of its Dreamliners was forced to make an emergency landing Jan. 16 at Takamatsu Airport in Kagawa Prefecture. The cancellations are expected to affect 82,000 travelers in total.

The airline said it will make a separate announcement at a later date on flight plans beyond the two suspension periods.