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787 We Fly 1st.

ANA to Launch San Jose=Narita Service with Boeing 787

LOS ANGELES NOVEMBER 6, 2012 - ANA, Japan's leading airline, will launch the San Jose=Narita, Tokyo service on Friday, January 11, 2013 with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The City of San Jose is the center of Silicon Valley and home to many of the world-renown technology corporations, including Japanese companies. Located in close proximity to downtown San Jose, the new service out of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport will enable ANA to serve global travelers between Silicon Valley and Japan and other Asian destinations.


ANA was involved in the development of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as the launch carrier and marked the first anniversary of the Dreamliner operation on November 1, 2012. Currently, we are in possession of 16 Dreamliners and operate 12 Japan domestic routes and 3 international routes: Frankfurt=Haneda, Beijing=Haneda and Seattle=Narita. San Jose will be ANA's second Dreamliner gateway in the U.S. and the fourth international operation.

The Dreamliner offers the larger windows, lower cabin pressure and cleaner cabin air to present a comfortable travel experience to passengers. The aircraft is also known for its fuel efficiency. At the operation launch, it was anticipated that the 787 would save 20% in fuel for each international flight. ANA is pleased to confirm that the saving amounts to 21% per flight.

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, ANA will host an event in San Jose to celebrate the service launch from 6:30 p.m. at San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113. Corporate customers and travel agents are invited to find out more about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, relax at the Dreamliner video lounge and check out the in-flight meal displays. San Jose City Mayor Chuck Reed and ANA the Americas Senior Vice President Yuji Hirako will be present at the event.

ANA continues to expend its Dreamliner operation and global network.

Contact: Nao Gunji, ANA Public Relations:

About ANA Group
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues (2011) and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers (2011). Founded in 1952, it flies today to 80 domestic and international cities in a fleet of 233 aircraft serving a network of 171 routes. ANA has 33,000 employees and operates about 1,000 flights a day. In 2011, it carried 43 million passengers and generated revenues of $17.1 billion. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and launched a joint-venture with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes in April 2011; ANA launched a joint-venture with Lufthansa on Japan-Europe routes in October 2011. ANA has more than 24 million members belong to its Frequent Flyer Program (ANA Mileage Club). ANA is the launch customer for the world's newest and most advanced passenger aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


ANA to Launch San Jose=Narita Service with Boeing 787

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