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All Nippon Airways To Add Boeing 787 Routes

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 2:01pm
The Associated Press

TOKYO, May 10 (Kyodo) — All Nippon Airways Co. is planning to start flying the Boeing 787 to Taipei and Shanghai in addition to three other cities abroad previously served by the U.S. manufacturer's advanced aircraft, after it resolves the battery issue and resumes services on June 1.

ANA said Thursday it is reinstating June 1 its Narita-San Jose, California service, a route it was forced to suspend after its inauguration in January because of the grounding of Boeing 787s due to a battery problem.

The Japanese airline is switching back to Boeing 787s, also known as Dreamliners, on June 1 on its Haneda-Frankfurt and Narita-Beijing routes.

ANA is introducing Boeing 787s to replace other aircraft on some flights on its Haneda-Taipei and Narita-Beijing routes on June 1 and its Narita-Shanghai service on Aug. 1.

Narita and Haneda airports both serve Tokyo. Taipei's Songshan airport and Shanghai's Pudong airport are used for ANA's Dreamliner services.

ANA is also adding two domestic cities on its Boeing 787 network in addition to 11 cities previously served in Japan.

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