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ANA delays receipt of Hawaii-bound Airbus A380 for 6 months

Move follows suspension of Honolulu flights as coronavirus rages

The Airbus A380 operated by ANA is painted as a sea turtle in homage to its Hawaii route. (Photo by Masashi Isawa)

TOKYO -- All Nippon Airways postponed the receipt of an Airbus superjumbo jet for six months, it was learned Friday, after the Japanese carrier suspended service on the plane's intended Hawaii route due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ANA planned to receive the third A380 in April, with commercial flights due to begin in May. But the airline has suspended the connection to Hawaii, part of its decision to cut 85% of international flights in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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