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ANA is the first airline to fly the 100,000th 787 Dreamliner flight

ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA813A (msn 34521) "787" "Tomo Dachi" SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930992.

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) yesterday (January 11) celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner during a gate ceremony at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the first airline in the world to reach 100,000 787 flights.

ANA was the launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner family and in 2011 became the first airline to introduce the innovative airplane to passengers around the world. Since then, the fuel-efficient airplane has enabled ANA to launch new routes worldwide, including North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. With this milestone, ANA has accumulated approximately a quarter of all 787 revenue flights.

ANA operates the world’s largest Dreamliner fleet with 44 787s, including both the 787-8 and the longer 787-9. The airline has 39 unfilled 787 orders, including for the longest and newest member of the 787 family, the 787-10, in addition to 20 777-9X airplanes.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA813A (msn 34521) taxies at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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ANA to add two new Boeing 787 routes

ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) is planning to introduce the Boeing 787 on two new international routes, bringing the number of overseas destinations it serves with the Dreamliner to eight.

ANA will begin flying the Boeing 787 from Tokyo Narita to Munich on September 1 and Singapore on October 1. ANA will also re-introduce the aircraft on its Tokyo Narita-Seattle/Tacoma route on September 20.

The 787, which offers significantly better fuel efficiency than rival aircraft and new standards of passenger comfort, already serves ANA routes from Tokyo to Frankfurt, San Jose, Beijing, Taipei and Shanghai.

The increase in 787 flights is part of an international expansion plan that will also see ANA double the number of flights between Tokyo Narita and Chicago O’Hare to 14 flights a week starting on September 1 to meet the growth in demand for connections between Asia and North America. In addition, ANA is introducing a larger sized aircraft onto services between Tokyo Narita and Shanghai on September 30.

Increased frequency
Change of aircraft type

*1 Boeing 777-300ER will be installed on NH921 (18:10 departure – 20:15 arrival) and NH922 (10:15 departure – 14:15 arrival). (B777-300ER flight departing Shanghai starts from October 1.)
*2 Boeing 787-8 will be installed on NH901 (17:35 departure – 23:40 arrival) and NH902 (00:45 departure – 08:45 arrival). (B787 flight departing Singapore will start from October 2.)

* Schedule may change according to the equipment and flight conditions on that day.

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA813A (msn 34521) has additional  “Tomo Dachi” markings at Frankfurt.

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ANA orders 11 more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, announces new 787 routes and a new contest

ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo), through the ANA Group, has placed orders for eleven additional Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. ANA currently has 55 Dreamliners on order, thirteen of which have been delivered so far.  The new order will take ANA’s fleet of this innovative and fuel-efficient airliner to 66. All eleven aircraft will be the 787-9 model and will be delivered between fiscal year 2018 and 2021. This will give ANA a fleet of 36 Boeing 787-8 aircraft and 30 787-9 versions.

ANA’s future fleet plans involve the gradual replacement of the Boeing 767-300 and Boeing 777-200 fleet with the 787. The fuel efficiency of the 787-9 is similar to that of the 787-8, while it has greater seat capacity, helping support the profitable expansion of ANA’s international and domestic route networks.

ANA is the launch customer for the Dreamliner and started its first 787 operation in October 2011. The aircraft is now flying eight domestic Japanese routes as well as Tokyo (Haneda) – Frankfurt. ANA also plans to launch a new route from Tokyo (Narita) to San Jose, California starting in January 2013 using the 787-8, while the current Tokyo (Narita) – Seattle/Tacoma service will switch to 787 operations from October 1, 2012 and Tokyo (Haneda) – Beijing to the 787 from October 28, 2012.

In other news, the airline is holding a design contest for a new 60th Anniversary logojet design to be painted on a Boeing 767-300. The winning design will be announced on October 9.

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Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. Boeing has dropped the long-standing customer designation codes with the 787. 787-8 JA813A (msn 34521) arrives back at Paine Field near Everett, WA.


Video: The Marine Jumbo painted on Boeing 747-481 JA8963 (msn 25647) introduced in 1993 was probably the most famous ANA logojet.