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ANA to cancel 681 flights due to Dreamliners' grounding

02-07-2013 17:56 BJT

TOKYO, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) announced Thursday to cancel a total of 681 flights in March due to the grounding of Boeing Dreamliner last month.

ANA said 461 domestic flights and 220 international flights in March will be canceled, affecting some 25,500 people.

A Boeing 787 operated by All Nippon Airways made an emergency landing at Takamatsu Airport on Jan. 16, marking the latest defect exposed after a series of accidents of the Boeing's newest jet.

ANA, one of the biggest Dreamliner customers, currently has 55 Dreamliners on order, 13 of which have been delivered.

As of now, many countries have suspended operations of their Boeing 787 until the safety of the aircraft is assured.

 

Editor:Zhu Lin |Source: Xinhua

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