|TOKYO August 23, 2011 - ANA, the launch customer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is pleased to announce the first international routes for the aircraft. The first Dreamliner is scheduled to be received late September, with the first regular long-haul international operation to be Haneda-Frankfurt, a new route to operate from January 2012. The aircraft will also be used on the Haneda-Beijing route from December, marking the aircraft’s first regular international service.
The Dreamliner’s first regular domestic service will be the Haneda-Okayama route starting on November 1, with a flight on the Haneda-Hiroshima route also departing the same day.
As previously announced, ahead of its regular services, ANA will also operate a special charter flight between Narita and Hong Kong on October 26 and 27. It will be the world’s first passenger flight of the Dreamliner. On the following days (October 28 and 29), excursion flights departing from and landing in Narita will allow more customers to experience the increased level of comfort associated with a flight in the Dreamliner.
1. 787 International routes
(1) Launch of Haneda-Frankfurt route
Launching in January next year, the Boeing 787 will be used for a new overnight service connecting Haneda and Frankfurt. Initially three flights a week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday), it is planned to operate the flights daily from February 2012. The date services begin and other information will be released as soon as they are confirmed. This new route will be one of the Japan-Europe routes operated by the joint venture between ANA and Lufthansa German Airlines.
(2) Regular international routeOn November 1, 2011, the Boeing 787 will start its regular domestic services, first on the Haneda-Okayama route, and then later the same day, the Haneda-Hiroshima route. By the end of this fiscal year, the aircraft will be successively used on routes connecting Haneda with Itami, Yamaguchi -Ube, and Matsuyama.
Ahead of the Haneda-Frankfurt service, the Boeing 787 will be installed on the Haneda-Beijing route in December, 2011, marking the aircraft’s first regular international service. The Dreamliner will fly the route approximately once a week, until the Haneda-Frankfurt service starts the following month. Further details of the date the service will begin and other information will be released, alongside those of the Haneda-Frankfurt route, when confirmed.
2. 787 Domestic routes
3. 787 Charter flight and excursion flights
(1) Special charter flight Narita - Hong Kong
To mark the world’s first flight with passengers onboard the 787, ANA will operate a charter flight from Narita to Hong Kong on October 26, returning the following day on October 27. This inaugural charter flight will be sold through package tours. The flight’s timetable and other details will be announced at ANA SKY WEB’s 787 special website: http://www.ana.co.jp/787/
Business Class - Charity Auction sale
From mid-September, premium package tours incorporating Business Class charter flights will be sold in a charity auction websites. Profits from the auction are scheduled to be donated to Conservation International (http://www.conservation.or.jp) and OISCA (http://www.oisca.org/). Further details about the auction will be released in early September on ANA SKY WEB.
Economy Class - Sales by lottery
Package tours will be available to members of the ANA Mileage Club, with a lottery held to select the 100 lucky customers. The package tours will be on sale from September 1 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m. to September 11 (Sunday) 23:59 p.m., Japan time. Further details on the tour and the lottery will be available on ANA SKY WEB when sales start next month.
(2) Excursion flights from Narita
Following the charter flight from Narita to Hong Kong, excursion flights departing from and landing in Narita airport will be operated to give more customers the opportunity to experience the increased level of comfort associated with flying in the Dreamliner. The flights will be operated on October 28 and 29, with the departure and arrival timetable to be announced at ANA SKY WEB.
4. 787 Flight schedule
|October 26-27, 2011
||World’s first passenger flight, Narita-Hong Kong
|October 28 and 29, 2011
||Excursion flights departing from and landing in Narita
|November 1, 2011
||First regular domestic flight, Haneda-Okayama
Haneda-Hiroshima service to start on the same day
|| First regular international flight, Haneda-Beijing
||First long-haul international flight, Haneda-Frankfurt
|By end of fiscal 2011
||Regular domestic flights Haneda-Itami, Haneda-Yamaguchi Ube,