ANA has unveiled its latest B787-9 aircraft, which features an expanded Premium Class cabin and personal IFE screens in all classes.
The newly-delivered Dreamliner – which will operate on domestic routes – is configured with a total of 375 seats, of which 28 are Premium Class (up from the previous 18).
ANA has fitted its Safran-designed Premium Class seats to the new B787-9 – which it says “have been well received on the Boeing 777-200 aircraft after their introduction in fall 2019”.
The seat offers a width of 22 inches, which ANA says is “the largest seat width for domestic flights”, and features a 15.6-inch IFE screen, PC and USB power ports, “a large, swivelling tray table”, and a storage compartment next to the seat.
Meanwhile the aircraft’s economy cabin also features the same seats fitted to the carrier’s B777-200 aircraft, and offers a 13.3-inch IFE screen, PC and USB power ports, and a “clover shaped” cup holder which ANA says makes it easier to remove paper cups.
The airline says that the new Dreamliner is the first B787-9 in its fleet to be equipped with personal IFE screen at all economy and Premium Class seats.
ANA was the launch customer for the Boeing Dreamliner back in 2011, and took delivery of its first B787-9 in the summer of 2014.
Commenting on the news Junko Yazawa, senior vice president, customer experience management and planning at ANA, said:
“The Boeing 787 has served ANA with distinction for a decade now, and we are excited to add more comfort and functionality to our fleet of incredibly capable aircraft.
“The new features on the Boeing 787-9 strengthen an already great aircraft and will improve the passenger experience on domestic flights.
“ANA has always put passengers first and will continue to take all necessary steps to enhance comfort and convenience for everyone who chooses to fly with us.”