Dreamliner Delivery Delay Impacts ANA Flight Plans
ANA, which launched the first ever Boeing 787 Dreamliner route last month, is making changes in its planned flight schedule due to delivery delays by Boeing, the aircraft’s manufacturer.
Flights from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Beijing, originally scheduled to start in December, will start in January. The delay will also impact the airline’s plans to fly the jet on its Tokyo Frankfurt route, originally planned for January.
In a written statement, ANA said it it “will continue urgent negotiations with Boeing to deliver the 787 as early and as close to the original schedule as possible.”
The airline “extends sincere apologies for the inconvenience this will cause to customers.”
The first Dreamliner was delivered to ANA in September, roughly three years behind the original schedule, and its first commercial flight was to Hong Kong in October, although this is not a regular route for the aircraft.