ANA to return Boeing 787 fleet to service from 1st June 2013
and introduce new Dreamliner routes

TOKYO 9 May, 2013 –ANA is to resume services with its Boeing 787 fleet from 1st June, 2013, following the successful completion of a series of battery system modifications, safety checks and test flights. The reintroduction of the 787 aircraft will result in partial amendments to ANA's summer flight schedule for international and domestic services.

ANA will also introduce the Dreamliner onto a further three international routes from this summer - Narita to Beijing and Shanghai and Haneda to Taipei - bringing the number of overseas destinations served by the 787 to five from June.

Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA, said “We are pleased to announce that our 787 aircraft will be reintroduced on scheduled flights from June onwards. ANA’s priority is the safety of our passengers. Our engineers have worked closely with Boeing to undertake the required improvements and we are fully satisfied with the safety of our 787 fleet.”

 
1.International flights
The schedules for the Narita to Seattle and Narita to San Jose routes had not been finalized from June onwards, but these flights will now operate from June 1. The reservations service for these routes will reopen on May 10, 2013 (Friday).

(1) Resuming routes

(2) Change of Aircraft to Boeing787
“Install Boeing 787 on New Routes”

“Return Boeing 787 to Routes”

(3) Suspended Routes

* An increase in flight frequency on the Narita-Chicago Route (NH1012/NH1011) was scheduled from June 29 onwards, but these additional flights have been postponed until September 2013.
 
2.Domestic Flights

The 787 will be introduced on flights between Haneda and Akita on June 1 and flights between Haneda and Toyama on June 15. Due to summertime demand, ANA will also be operating additional 787 flights from July onwards, principally on Okinawa flight routes.

   * Schedules are subject to the approval of government authorities.
   * Schedules may also be subject to change.

 
 

Contact: Ryosei Nomura and Megumi Tezuka, ANA Public Relations TEL +81-3-6735-1111

About ANA
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues (2011) and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers (2012). Founded in 1952, ANA flies today to 31 international destinations and 50 domestic cities with a fleet of 232 aircraft serving a network of 175 routes. ANA has 14,000 employees. In 2012, it carried 45 million passengers and generated revenues of $15.8 bn. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 24 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazines, and was awarded five stars by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customers and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

 
ANA to return Boeing 787 fleet to service from 1st June 2013 and introduce new Dreamliner routes