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Japan Airlines to resume daily Boston-Tokyo service Friday

Japan Airlines will resume daily service out of Boston on Friday on a Boeing 777, with departure times delayed by about six hours on certain days.

The aircraft that normally serve the Boston-Tokyo route were part of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet grounded Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration after several battery fires, including one on the ground at Logan International Airport.

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Japan Airlines voluntarily grounded its 787s on Wednesday after a battery malfunction forced an All Nippon Airways 787 to make an emergency landing in Japan.

Service was canceled out of Boston Wednesday and Thursday.

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Flights out of Boston will operate on schedule, leaving at noon, on Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, and next Thursday, Jan. 24. Flights will be delayed until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Wednesday, and next Friday, Jan. 25.

Japan Airlines has seven 787s out of service, and the delays are a result of the airline rotating in other aircraft to cover the schedule.

The airline has not announced the schedule beyond Jan. 25.

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Japan Airlines has canceled service between Tokyo and San Diego, the only other US city the airline serves using a 787.

Katie Johnston can be reached at kjohnston@globe.com.
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