Update as of 21APR13: Boeing 787 Operators Planned Service Resumption

EDIT: This post is based on information as of 21APR13. A number of changes has been made since 21APR13, please refer to the “Boeing 787” category for latest update on this site.

The US FAA on Friday 19APR13 has given the green light for Boeing 787 commercial service resumption, as it approved Boeing’s proposal of improved lithium-ion battery systems for the Dreamliner. As per 21APR13 GDS timetable and inventory display, existing Boeing 787 operators’ (prior to grounding) plan for its Dreamliner service resumption dates are listed below. Note these dates are not set in stone, especially with carriers that has not updated Boeing 787 operational schedule since March 2013.

Further changes to planned resumption dates will be reported during the course of next few weeks once GDS info is being updated.

Air India
*Boeing 787 schedule updated on 20APR13
Delhi – Bangalore 1 daily (AI803/505) resumes from 17MAY13 (Service operates as AI439 Delhi – Chennai – Bangalore – Delhi with A330-200 till 16MAY13)
Delhi – Chennai 1 daily (AI439/430) from 17MAY13
Delhi – Frankfurt 1 daily from 16MAY13 (Boeing 777-200LR operating until 15MAY13)
Delhi – Kolkata 1 daily (AI020/021) from 22MAY13
Delhi – London Heathrow 1 daily (AI115/116) from 16MAY13 (Boeing 777-200LR operating this flight until 15MAY13)
Delhi – Paris CDG 1 daily from 16MAY13 (Boeing 777-300ER operating this flight until 15MAY13)

ANA
*Planned Boeing 787 service resumes from 01JUN13. Boeing 787 schedule updated on 25FEB13
Osaka Itami – Kagoshima 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Akita 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Frankfurt 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Fukuoka 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Hiroshima 2 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Kagoshima 5 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Kumamoto 4 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Matsuyama 2 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Miyazaki 3 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Okayama 3 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Osaka Itami 3 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Takamatsu 3 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Toyama 3 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Yamaguchi-Ube 3 daily
Tokyo Narita – San Jose CA 5 weekly from 01SEP13
Tokyo Narita – Seattle 5 weekly from 02SEP13

Ethiopian Airlines
*Boeing 787 schedule updated on 19APR13
Addis Ababa – Dubai 2 daily from 25APR13 (Frequencies varies from June 2013)
Addis Ababa – Frankfurt 1 daily from 16JUN13
Addis Ababa – Harare – Lusaka – Addis Ababa 4 weekly from 17MAY13
Addis Ababa – Johannesburg 1 daily from 16JUN13
Addis Ababa – Lusaka – Harare – Addis Ababa 3 weekly from 16MAY13
Addis Ababa – Mumbai 1 daily from 16MAY13
Addis Ababa – Washington Dulles Up to 5 weekly from 07MAY13 to 15JUN13 (outbound via Rome; IAD departure 08MAY13 to 16JUN13)

JAL
*Planned Boeing 787 service resumes from 01JUN13. Boeing 787 schedule updated on 25FEB13
Tokyo Haneda – Beijing 1 daily
Tokyo Haneda – Singapore 1 daily
Tokyo Narita – Boston 1 daily
Tokyo Narita – Delhi 1 daily
Tokyo Narita – Moscow Domodedovo 3 weekly
Tokyo Narita – San Diego 1 daily
Tokyo Narita – Singapore 2 daily

Revised launch date on Tokyo Narita – Helsinki route has not been announced

LAN Airlines
*Boeing 787 schedule updated on 03APR13
Santiago de Chile – Lima – Los Angeles 1 daily from 01JUN13 (4 weekly from 01JUL13 to 31AUG13)
Santiago de Chile – Madrid – Frankfurt 1 daily from 30JUN13

LOT Polish Airlines
*Prior to the FAA announcement on Friday 19APR13, LOT planned to resume Boeing 787 service from 27OCT13
Warsaw – Beijing
Warsaw – Chicago
Warsaw – New York JFK
Warsaw – Toronto

Norwegian
*Prior to the FAA announcement, Norwegian postponed planned Boeing 787 inaugural until late-August 2013 instead of late-May 2013
Oslo – Bangkok 3 weekly from 31AUG13
Oslo – New York JFK 3 weekly from 01SEP13
Stockholm – Bangkok 3 weekly from 31AUG13
Stockholm – New York JFK 3 weekly from 02SEP13

QATAR Airways
*Boeing 787 schedule updated on 08APR13
Doha – Frankfurt 1 daily from 25MAY13 (2 daily from 01JUN13)
Doha – London Heathrow 1 daily (QR075/076) from 15MAY13
Doha – Munich 1 daily from (QR009/010) 20MAY13 (11 weekly from 01JUN13, 14 weekly from 02OCT13)
Doha – Zurich 1 daily from 01JUN13

Thomson Airways
*Prior to the FAA announcement, Thomson Airways postponed planned Boeing 787 service due to start from May 2013
East Midlands – Cancun
East Midlands – Orlando Sanford
Glasgow – Cancun
Glasgow – Orlando Sanford
London Gatwick – Cancun
London Gatwick – Orlando Sanford
Manchester – Cancun
Manchester – Orlando Sanford

UNITED
*Boeing 787 schedule updated on 07APR13
Denver – Tokyo Narita 1 daily from 10JUN13 (NRT from 11JUN13)
Houston – Denver 1 daily from 31MAY13
Houston – Lagos 5 weekly from 01AUG13
Houston – London Heathrow 1 daily from 10JUN13 to 31JUL13 (LHR from 11JUN13 to 01AUG13)
Los Angeles – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 daily from 02AUG13 (PVG from 03AUG13)
Los Angeles – Tokyo Narita 1 daily from 01AUG13 (NRT from 02AUG13)