Boeing issued this statement:
Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 50th 787 Dreamliner during a ceremony on August 17, 2016 at Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the world’s first airline to operate 50 787 Dreamliners.
As part of efforts to expand its global network, ANA also announced plans to launch new routes from Tokyo, Narita to Phnom Penh, Cambodia in September this year and Mexico City, Mexico in February 2017 using 787 Dreamliners.
ANA became the launch customer of the 787 when it purchased 50 in 2004, and was the first to bring the airplane into service in 2011. The airline operates more than 11 percent of all 787s around the world today and has flown an estimated 125,000 flights with the Dreamliner.
Already the world’s largest Dreamliner operator, ANA has an additional 33 787s on order, including the longest and newest member of the family, the 787-10. The airline also has 20 777-9 airplanes on order.
ANA recently showcased its 50th 787 Dreamliner at the Farnborough International Airshow, performing high-performance demonstration flights for thousands in attendance and wowing millions of fans around the world on the internet.
Since entering service in 2011, the 787 has flown more than 109 million passengers on more than 500 routes around the world, including more than 120 new nonstop routes made possible through its efficiency.
Copyright Photo: ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner JA882A (msn 43872) (ANA’s 50th 787 – Inspiration of Japan) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 934363. – Inspiration of Japan) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 934363.