TOKYO September 21, 2012 ANA Group, Japans largest airline group, today announces that it is placing orders for eleven additional Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. ANA currently has 55 Dreamliners on order, thirteen of which have so far been delivered, and the new order today will take ANAs fleet of this innovative and fuel-efficient airliner to 66 in total. All eleven aircraft will be the B787-9 model and will be delivered between fiscal year 2018 and 2021. This will give ANA a fleet of 36 B787-8 aircraft and 30 B787-9 versions.
ANAs future fleet plans involve the gradual replacement of the Boeing 767 and Boeing 777-200 with the 787. The fuel efficiency of the B787-9 is similar to that of the B787-8, while it has greater seat, helping support the profitable expansion of ANAs international and domestic route networks.
ANA is the launch customer for the Dreamliner and started its first 787 operation in October last year. The aircraft is now flying eight domestic Japanese routes as well as Haneda Frankfurt. ANA also plans to launch a new route from Narita to San Jose on the US West Coast starting January next year using the 787, while the current Narita Seattle service will switch to 787 operations from October 1, and Haneda Beijing to the 787 from October 28.
Contact: Ryosei Nomura and Megumi Tezuka, ANA Public Relations TEL +81-(0)3-6735-1111
About ANA Group
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the ninth largest airline in the world by revenues and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, it flies today to 76domestic and international cities in a fleet of 231aircraft serving a network of 174routes. ANA has 33,000 employees and operates about 1,000 flights a day. In 2011, it carried 43 million passengers and generated revenues of $17.1bn. 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 23 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.