ANA To Resume Seattle-Tokyo Flights In June

(CBS Seattle/AP) —Japan’s All Nippon Airways will resume nonstop service between Sea-Tac Airport and Tokyo Narita on June 1, according to the Port of Seattle.

Those first flights will use the Boeing 777, then in September, ANA will switch to Boeing 787s.

ANA suspended the route in January after the FAA grounded all 787s because of battery problems.In April, the FAA cleared the Dreamliner to fly again after Boeing submitted plans to modify the 787 battery system. Airlines are now responsible for installing the containment and venting systems.

ANA has 17 Dreamliners, making it Boeing’s biggest 787 operator.

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