You are here: Home »  News » 


News » 

ANA to fly first scheduled B787-9 service

Published: 24/07/2014 - Filed under: News »

  • Print
  • Send

All Nippon Airways will next month become the first airline to operate the stretched B787-9 Dreamliner on a scheduled route.

The Japanese carrier is due to receive its first B787-9, which will come fitted with 395 seats, in Tokyo on July 29. It is thought this aircraft might have nine-across seating in economy (see news, July 2013), although this has not been confirmed.

It will then on August 4 fly a special commemmorative flight over Mount Fiji, taking off from Tokyo Haneda airport, for American and Japanese schoolchildren living in Japan.

The B787-9 will begin operating domestic routes from next month, before ANA plans to introduce the aircraft on international services in April 2015.

ANA was the launch customer for the Dreamliner and is the world's biggest operator of the B787, having ordered a total of 80 aircraft, including 36 787-8s (28 of which have already been delivered) and 44 787-9s.

Earlier this month, Air New Zealand became the first airline to take delivery of the B787-9 (see news, July 7).

ANZ will deploy the aircraft on its Auckland to Perth route from October 15, and later on flights to Shanghai and Tokyo.

ana.co.jp

Graham Smith

Read more about...

Bookmark with:

COMMENTS » 

MarcusGB - 25/07/2014 09:43

It was the CEO of ANA that said "After all the problems with the Dreamliner, they would never become the launch customer for a new Aircraft again"!
Let us hope this model has a better run than their First Dreamliner version.

ADD A COMMENT » 

Login details

To add a comment, please enter your email address and password.

Keep me signed in until I sign out

New users

If you are not already registered with us, please enter your email address and chosen password above, and also complete the details below. Your screen name will be displayed on our website.

Your message





TOP SECTIONS »

Restaurant check: The Perfectionists' Cafe

Restaurant check: The Perfectionists' Cafe

Tom Otley enjoys a bite at Heston Blumenthal's eatery in London Heathrow Terminal 2
Read more »

Sir Paul Smith on doing business in Japan

Sir Paul Smith on doing business in Japan

The English fashion designer reveals the highs and lows of business travel to Japan in the 1980s
Read more »

Hotel check: Park Hyatt Tokyo

Hotel check: Park Hyatt Tokyo

Jenny Southan reviews one of Tokyo's most luxurious properties
Read more »