TOKYO December 25, 2006 - To better serve the needs of the international business traveller, ANA will launch a new service called ANA BusinessJet when it takes delivery of the world’s first Boeing 737-700ER.
The 48 seat aircraft will be fitted with 24 business class and 24 economy class seats, both in a 2-2 configuration. Club ANA BJ will feature seats with a pitch of 61 inches – similar to that on ANA intercontinental services, and Economy BJ seats will have a pitch of 38 inches. The seats will be 20.6 inches and 20.5 inches wide respectively.
This 737-700ER, of which ANA is the launch customer, will be used to open ANA’s fifth international route from Nagoya’s Centrair Airport to Guangzhou from March 25,2007, serving on a daily basis. This will bring the number of China routes plied by ANA to a total of 20, with 147 flights per week.
“We are introducing the 737-700 as part of our commitment to flying the most efficient, customer pleasing and environmentally friendly fleet of next generation aircraft,” said ANA President and CEO, Mineo Yamamoto. “With the new 737-700ER we can offer a product tailored for the business community, and at the same time secure the cost benefits derived from streamlining our narrow body fleet into one family of aircraft,” he continued.