United Airlines 787 Dreamliner jets are seen parked on the tarmac at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Donna Carson
United says removing Boeing 787 from flight plans
Posted : Thursday, 21 February 2013 02:44PM
(Reuters) - United Continental Holdings <UAL.N> said on Thursday it was taking Boeing Co's <BA.N> grounded 787 Dreamliner out of its flying plans through June 5, except for the Denver to Tokyo Narita route now scheduled for a tentative launch on May 12.
United spokeswoman Christen David said in a statement the Denver to Tokyo Narita route, originally set to start March 31, had been postponed. The route launch would depend on a successful resolution of 787 battery failures that have grounded the plane fleet for five weeks.
Boeing was not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Karen Jacobs; Additional reporting by Alwyn Scott)
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