ANA Suspends Seattle, San Jose Flights Due to Dreamliner Grounding
As a result of the worldwide grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced it would suspend service on certain international routes until at least May 31, 2013. The airline also has had to make numerous changes to its domestic flights as well.
All flights on four routes for which the Dreamliner was originally scheduled – Tokyo Narita-Seattle, Tokyo Narita-San Jose, Kansai-Seoul, and Nagoya-Seoul – have been suspended until the end of May. The airline’s Tokyo Haneda-Frankfurt route, which was also a Dreamliner route, will continue using other aircraft but the flight schedule could be impacted by other cancellations and aircraft type changes from time to time.
The Tokyo Narita-Seattle and Nagoya-Seoul routes are slated to resume on June 1. The restart date for the Narita-San Jose and Kansai-Seoul routes has not yet been determined. Passengers booked for travel on these routes between June 1 and August 31, 2013 will be offered alternate flights.
In addition to the changes in its international schedule, ANA has also had to make numerous changes to its domestic schedule for flights operating between February 21 and May 31, 2013.