Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner with the new aircraft scheduled to make its debut later this month first on the airline’s Tokyo Narita-Singapore route and later in the summer on flights between Tokyo Narita and Bangkok.
The airline is now the first carrier in Asia-Pacific to operate all variants of the 787, including the -8, the -9 and the new -10.
As previously reported by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific, the aircraft will make its debut on April 26 on ANA’s Tokyo-Singapore service, before also taking on services between Tokyo and Bangkok on July 1.
For business travellers, ANA’s 787-10 offers a number of interesting seat products.
The business class cabin will feature virtually the same seat product as seen on the airline’s recently acquired Airbus A380 superjumbo, which are laid out in a staggered forward-facing 1-2-1 configuration. This gives all passengers in the cabin of 38 seats direct access to the aisles.
These seats recline to form a fully flat bed and also have 18-inch touchscreen monitors, and PC and USB power outlets.
The only difference with the seats on the 787-10 and the A380 is that, unlike the superjumbo, none of the seats will be positioned directly adjacent to each other in “couples”. Such seats are ideal for leisure travellers flying to the A380’s sole destination – Honolulu – but are less so for solo business travellers flying on key routes to Singapore and Bangkok, making the staggered formation a welcome one on the 787-10.
Passengers in the premium economy cabin can also expect to see a very similar seat product to that outfitted on the A380.
These 21 seats, laid out 2-3-2, offer a 38-inch pitch, have a 15.6-inch touchscreen monitor, a six-way adjustable headrest, leg rest, and PC and USB power outlets.
Economy class, meanwhile, appears to be a new seat product as well that offers a 34-inch pitch, a 13.3-inch touchscreen monitor, a six-way adjustable headrest, and PC and USB power outlets.
A total of 235 seats configured in a 3-3-3 set up are available across the two economy class cabins.
ANA will take delivery of three 787-10s by the end of the 2020 fiscal year and plans to “gradually introduce them to its Southeast Asian routes”, the airline said in a press release.