Japanese carrier ANA has announced Seattle and San Jose will be the first two US destinations to be served by its Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Specific dates have not yet been given for the launch of the new routes, but ANA says it will begin flights from Tokyo Narita to both cities “from fiscal year 2012 onwards”.
There are currently no direct, non-stop flights between Tokyo and San Jose, California, while the Tokyo-Seattle route is served by United Airlines.
ANA is the launch carrier for the B787 Dreamliner, with passenger services commencing in October. To read a review of the airline’s inaugural Dreamliner flight between Tokyo and Hong Kong, click here.
Rival Japanese carrier JAL plans to operate Dreamliner flights from Tokyo to Boston when it takes delivery of its first B787 aircraft next year (see online news May 27).
For more information visit ana.co.jp.
Report by Mark Caswell