All Nippon Airways (ANA) is set to place firm orders for 70 new aircraft worth ¥1,700 billion (US$16.6 billion) at list prices from both Boeing and Airbus.
The massive expansion is in line with the carrier’s plans to respond to the increasing passenger demands ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The order has been approved by ANA’s board of directors, and will be the biggest in the carrier’s history. All aircraft will be delivered between FY2016-2027, and will boost ANA’s fleet to 250 strong.
The new aircraft will consist of twenty of the upcoming Boeing 777-9X which sport a 15 per cent larger seating capacity than its popular predecessor — the Boeing 777-300ER.
In addition, ANA will also purchase six more B777-300ER which the airline will use to support the expansion of its international services, until the delivery of the B777-9X.
Finally on the Boeing front, the Japanese carrier will also place additional orders for 14 Boeing 787-9 aircraft. This will take the airline’s total fleet of Dreamliners to 80, making ANA the world’s largest operator of the fuel-efficient airliner.
Meanwhile, ANA will also be placing an order with Airbus for 30 of its narrow-body A320 jets, including seven A320neos and 23 A321neos. This will replace the carrier’s existing fleet of B737-50 and A320ceo aircraft.
ANA intends to use its new Boeing aircraft on international routes, while the smaller Airbus aircraft will serve both domestic and international destinations.
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