Japan Airlines is to ask for compensation from Boeing for the grounding of the 787 Dreamliner.
Currently no 787s are flying as investigators in Japan and the United States look into problems with the plane’s batteries.
JAL – which operates seven Dreamliners – said the fact it cannot use the jets will trim more than 5.5 million euros off its earnings through to the end of the current financial year in March.
The carrier said robust demand on European, North American and Southeast Asian routes would help offset the impact of the 787’s grounding, and it increased its annual operating profit forecast by almost 13 percent.
“Rather than negotiations with Boeing, the important thing now is getting the 787 flying again safely as soon as we can,” said JAL’s president Yoshiharu Ueki. “However, when the situation has settled down we can and are preparing to begin those talks.”
Rival All Nippon Airways recently said it would seek compensation from Boeing.
The grounding follows a battery fire on a JAL 787 at Boston airport in the United States and an emergency landing by another plane on a domestic ANA flight after battery problems triggered a smoke alarm.
US officials have said they are making progress in their investigation into the battery fire at Boston.
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2International news | euronews, latest international news
- 3Hope vs harsh reality: challenges to global education goals in the 21st century
- 4Madrid to appeal Catalan road to independence from Spain
- 5Thousands in Bucharest blame corruption for Friday’s nightclub blaze
- 6Jorge Lorenzo clinches his third MotoGP title in Valencia
- 7Turkey: Explosion hits Istanbul’s main tourist district
- 8Paris: “I would rather see my brother in prison than in a cemetery”
- 9Extras : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 10Partnering to grow Europe
- 11Macedonian Postcards: The Mavrovo National Park
- 12Moldova: protesters storm Parliament
- 13Benzema questioned in French sex tape case
- 14Business news and finance news | euronews: international economic and finance news
- 15Brussels remains on high alert: ‘multiple operations underway’ across Belgium
- 16Special Reports : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 17Norway sends Syrian refugees back to Russia
- 18smart care - All Programmes | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 19latest Learning World - All Programmes | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 20Meet Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist who wants to be US president
LinkedIn shares plunge on weak earnings and profit forecast
ArcelorMittal share issue to counter falling profits from cheap Chinese steel
Credit Suisse write-offs hit profit, drag down shares
ChemChina bids for Syngenta to improve Chinese food production
Oil price slump hits BP and Exxon
Wires > Business
- 20:35 CET Seven countries call for EU action to help steel industry
- 20:22 CET Investors cheer Argentina’s swift offer to holdouts
- 01:36 CET Exclusive: Pentagon’s budget plan funds 404 Lockheed F-35 jets -…
- 01:08 CET BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs
- 23:04 CET New Jersey sues VW over excess diesel emissions
- 22:39 CET Global stocks fall after U.S. jobs report muddles Fed outlook
- 22:12 CET 1957 Ferrari racing car sold at auction for record $35.6 million
- 21:46 CET Eurosytem financial assets grew by 5 percent per year since 2002 -…