All Nippon Airways wants Boeing to compensate it in cash, rather than future purchase discounts, for losses it incurred due to the grounding of Boeing’s 787, Reuters reports.
All 50 of the 787’s that were in service around the world were grounded for two months due to problems with the plane’s lithium-ion batteries. ANA has 17 of those planes and has reportedly canceled 3,600 flights to the end of May.
Reuters, citing a person with knowledge of ANA’s intentions, said the airline would prefer to get cash, but added that talks about compensation have yet to begin.
An ANA spokesperson said nothing has been decided regarding talks with Boeing.