San Jose-Tokyo Dreamliner Flights on Hold
Flights between San Jose International Airport and Tokyo are cancelled through at least January 28.
All Nippon Airways began cancelling the flights only days after launching the new route with the innovative Boeing 787 Dreamliner. U.S. and Japanese officials grounded the Dreamliner after smoke coming from the aircraft’s main battery forced an emergency landing in Japan. Several other technical issues had been reported on previous flights.
Bob Herbst of the website Airline Financials says it's unfortunate the problems coincided with the reintroduction of service to Japan from the South Bay. "In the meantime, the San Jose area and the San Jose airport are certainly taking a big hit, because they’ve lost all the positive things that went along with putting this flight into Tokyo out of San Jose."
Figuring out the cause of the problem with the Dreamliner is taking longer than many experts expected. San Jose passengers are being rerouted to flights through SFO..