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Japan's ANA cancels another 379 Dreamliner flights

Published on Jan 26, 2013 10:13 AM
 
An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner is seen after making an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo, on Jan 16, 2013. ANA cancelled another 379 flights scheduled for Feb 1-18, almost doubling the number of its cancellations since one of the planes made an emergency landing. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

TOKYO (REUTERS) - All Nippon Airways, which has the biggest fleet of Dreamliner jets, on Saturday cancelled another 379 flights scheduled for Feb 1-18, almost doubling the number of its cancellations since one of the planes made an emergency landing.

The latest cancellations brings the number of ANA flights stopped since the Jan 16 emergency landing in western Japan to 838. All Dreamliners have been grounded since Jan 17 due to unexplained battery problems.

ANA, which has 17 of the 50 Dreamliners that Boeing has delivered to airlines to date, said the cancellations have affected more than 82,620 passengers.

ANA said on its website that it flies around 3.7 million passengers each month on domestic and international routes.

 
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