ANA to put B787 on new routes

9 May 2013

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced that it will resume services with its B787 on June 1 (see story here) following a worldwide grounding of the aircraft since January after a number of incidents involving the battery occurred (see here).

After a series of battery system modifications, safety checks and test flights, Boeing has now redesigned the battery which is being installed in all the B787s anew (see here).

The reintroduction of the 787 will result in partial amendments to ANA’s schedule. The Dreamliner will now be on a further three international routes – Narita to Beijing and Shanghai, as well as Haneda to Taipei. This brings the number of overseas destinations served by the 787 to five. The other international routes are Haneda to Frankfurt and San Jose. The aircraft will also fly between Beijing and Haneda.

Domestically, ANA will fly the B787 between Haneda and Akita and Toyama, and Okinawa in summertime.

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Alex Andersson

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