Japan Airlines has canceled six Sunday flights scheduled for its San Diego-Tokyo direct service through Feb. 17, following the recent global grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The carrier’s four-days a week local service has been reduced to three days for the first part of February, with the cancelation of inbound and outbound Sunday service on Feb. 3, 10 and 17. The cancelations impact a total of approximately 600 passengers, according to a statement from the airline.

“On days where flights have been cancelled, the airline has been working closely with affected customers to make alternate travel arrangements including transporting them to and from San Diego via JAL’s other West Coast gateways,” Japan Airlines spokeswoman Carol Anderson said in an email.

The Dreamliner grounding prompted cancelation of 16 of the local fights during the latter half of January. Japan Airlines will deploy the larger Boeing 777 for its local flights on Jan. 30.

— Lou Hirsh