ANA extends 787 flight cancellations to 27 Jan

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) has cancelled a number of services through to 27 January as a result of the grounding of its fleet of Boeing 787-8s.

The Star alliance carrier will cancel 123 domestic services and 18 international services between 23 and 27 January. Affected international routes include those from Tokyo Narita to Seattle, San Jose and Beijing.

Including the latest cancellations, ANA has cancelled 292 domestic services and 43 international services since 16 January, affecting more than 47,000 passengers.

ANA grounded its 787s voluntarily on January 16 after one of its aircraft suffered a battery malfunction that forced it to make an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport. That incident led the US Federal Aviation Administration to issue an airworthiness directive grounding US registered 787s, with other authorities around the world subsequently issuing similar orders to ground the aircraft.

Flightglobal Pro data shows that ANA has taken delivery of 17 Boeing 787-8s and has orders for 19 more of the type, as well as an order for 30 787-9s.