ANA to cancel more Dreamliner flights
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TOKYO, Jan 26 AFP
January 26 2013, 3:21PM
Japan's All Nippon Airways plans to cancel at least 379 flights in February due to the worldwide grounding of Boeing's Dreamliner, local media has reported.
The cancellations - 245 flights on domestic routes over 12 days from February 1 and 134 on international routes over 18 days - are expected to affect some 24,300 passengers, Jiji Press and Kyodo News said on Saturday.
The total number of ANA cancellations since a January 16 emergency landing in western Japan will now amount to 838, with 82,620 travellers affected, Jiji said.
International flights expected to be hit next month will include those from Tokyo's Haneda and Narita airports to Frankfurt, San Jose, Seattle and Seoul.
Boeing's cutting-edge new planes suffered a series of glitches earlier this month, prompting a global alert from the US Federal Aviation Administration that led to the worldwide grounding of all 50 operational 787s.