ANA Introduces its First Boeing 787-9 for International Routes
Launching on Haneda-Munich Service on May 5

In-Flight Upgrades Include Japan's First Real-Time Television Programming Service

TOKYO, April 28, 2015 - All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA), Japan’s leading and only 5-star airline, announced today that it would be the first Japanese airline to introduce the Boeing 787-9 on international routes, beginning service on its Haneda-Munich route on May 5. Introduction of the extended Dreamliner will streamline operational costs and drive continued growth for ANA, and will also provide with it a suite of upgrades to the in-flight entertainment system, in line with the airline’s commitment to providing the highest levels of comfort and convenience to its customers.

ANA’s new 787-9 aircraft for international service has a total of 215 seats, 46 more than the 787-8, and is equipped with the airline’s latest Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class amenities, providing passengers with a comfortable in-flight experience. New in-flight services offered on the aircraft include ANA SKY LIVE TV, a feature that allows passengers to view broadcast television programming in real-time, which is a first among Japanese airlines. In addition passengers aboard the new aircraft will have access to a choice of free digital content, including e-books and e-magazines, and an upgraded ANA Sky Map, which offers passengers a new multifunctional 3-D perspective to their flight path. ANA is also pleased to announce this will be the first 787 in its fleet to offer in-flight Wi-Fi service.

The Boeing 787-9 offers an extended fuselage over the 787-8, and achieves up to 23% greater fuel efficiency , with approximately 20% more seating and cargo capacity, resulting in a further reduction in operating costs. The new aircraft is expected to enhance the continued expansion of ANA’s business, particularly in its international network, and contribute to lower operating costs and improved environmental performance. As with the 787-8, the new aircraft incorporates technology that provides an unprecedented level of comfort through innovations that optimize cabin humidity and air pressure within the cabin.

ANA became the launch customer for the Dreamliner on Oct. 26, 2011, with the inaugural commercial flight from Tokyo Narita to Hong Kong, and then was the first to launch the 787-9 into regular domestic service in August 2014. The latest introduction of the 787-9 aircraft into international service is in line with ANA’s strategy for continued growth, which includes the development of new flight routes and increased flight frequency on existing routes, while maintaining its commitment to increased competitiveness and the highest standards of service and convenience to its customers.


About the Haneda-Munich 787-9 Flight Schedule

International Tokyo-Munich service aboard the 787-9 will begin Tuesday, May 5, details are below.


About New In-Flight Services and Amenities

1. ANA SKY LIVE TV (free)
ANA SKY LIVE TV is Japan's first in-flight TV programming service providing real-time television programming for passengers. The new service compliments a comprehensive suite of in-flight entertainment options already provided by ANA, and allows passengers to access the latest news and sports programs in real time during their journey.

Available Programming Networks:

2. ANA Wi-Fi Service (paid service)
ANA will introduce Wi-Fi service on its 787 aircraft (currently available on selected 777 and 767 aircraft).

3. Other Services (free)

  • e-books service: The in-flight entertainment will be upgraded with the addition of various electronic content including magazines, Japanese comics, and books on non-fiction topics.
  • ANA SKY MAP: The map will be updated to provide an entertaining, multifunctional 3-D map system that displays a realistic terrain and allows passengers to view the flight path from various angles.


About In-Flight Seating/ Seat Map


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

About ANA:
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the 13th largest airline in the world by revenues (2013) and the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 72 international routes and 113 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA Group has 33,000 employees. In 2013, it carried 46 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.6 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a 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 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and in 2015 was awarded five stars for the third consecutive year by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

ANA Introduces its First Boeing 787-9 for International Routes
Launching on Haneda-Munich Service on May 5