Japan's largest airline to cut over 2,400 flights due to Pratt & Whitney engine recall

Asian Tech Press (Nov 8) -- All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd (ANA), Japan's largest airline, will cut more than 2,400 flights in the first quarter of next year.

ANA recently announced that the company will cancel a large number of flights in the first quarter of next year, affected by U.S. aero-engine manufacturers Pratt & Whitney (P&W)'s engine recall.

The Japanese airline has 33 airplanes affected, including the Airbus A320neo and Airbus A321neo models.

From January through March next year, ANA will collectively reduce more than 2,400 flights, or nearly 4% of the total number of flights, on 20 of its domestic and two international routes, which equates to an average of about 30 flights per day.

Some 40,000 passengers who have already booked related tickets will reportedly have to change or refund their tickets.

ANA said that there will be no handling fees for affected passengers to complete the relevant procedures.

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