Boeing 787 launch customer All Nippon Airways is to return the grounded Dreamliner into service from June 1.

The Japanese carrier, the biggest 787 customer with 17 aircraft, is to resume flights following a four month global grounding of the aircraft due to battery problems

ANA will also introduce the Dreamliner onto a further three international routes from this summer – Toyko Narita to Beijing and Shanghai and Haneda to Taipei – bringing the number of overseas destinations served by the 787 to five.

President and chief executive Osamu Shinobe said: “We are pleased to announce that our 787 aircraft will be reintroduced on scheduled flights from June onwards.

“ANA’s priority is the safety of our passengers. Our engineers have worked closely with Boeing to undertake the required improvements and we are fully satisfied with the safety of our 787 fleet.”