ANA Temporarily Suspends Hong Kong Flights

August 9, 2018

NewsStandOnline.Net (9-August-2018): All Nippon Airways (ANA) only one month after the announcement that was canceling hundreds of flights to conduct checks on it’s Dreamliner aircraft the airline has announced that they will be temporarily suspending two of its flights to Hong Kong along with a long-haul service to Los Angeles.

The airline made an official announcement on Thursday last week that the customers should expect flight cancelations and in addition, some domestic seat configuration on long-haul flights such as their Tokyo (Haneda) – Seoul (Gimpo) route.

The airline said: “We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences caused to our customers.”  ANA has canceled a total of 330 domestic flights from July 23 through to July 31’s, but now says it will be canceling flights NH0176 from Narita to Los Angeles and the Return flight NH0175.

ANA Temporarily Suspends Hong Kong Flights

The airline is one of many that have had to cancel flights or operate the routes with different planes after a troubled year for the Dreamliner Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines continues.  Rolls Royce, however, has said that they are working on a solution but it may only be a matter of time before airline starts to look to the company for compensation.

Not only has the increased wear on these engines meant that the maintenance costs have risen, but some airlines such as Virgin Atlantic have had to bring in additional aircraft to help deal with the issues of the planes being grounded more regularly.  This has been paired with regulations stating the planes must fly within one to two hours of an airport on its route because of the risk of the engines shutting down during flight.

All in all, it would appear that the Dreamliner is nothing more than a Dream right now with airlines in the future potentially starting to struggle with the costs of these engines.  ANA is expected to announce their winter cancelations on August 21.