Japan Airlines today announced that it is postponing until further notice, the launch of its recently announced new route between Tokyo and Helsinki, due to the grounding of Boeing 787 aircraft.
The airline originally planned to start this route on 25th February, with Boeing 787 aircraft.
Originally planned schedule:
JL413 NRT HEL 1145 1505HEL x357
JL414 HEL NRT 1725 1015+1 x357
Due to the grounding of Boeing 787 fleet worldwide, JAL is currently substituting its Boeing 767 and 777 fleets on existing 787 routes – while some routes have been temporarily suspended.
The airline will be offering affected passengers alternate flights with other airlines. Fellow oneworld member Finnair already operates on the Helsinki – Tokyo route.