All Nippon Airways has rebranded low-cost subsidiary AirAsia Japan as Vanilla Air following a buyout. ANA chose for the name for the airline, which was initially a joint venture between ANA and the Malaysia-based AirAsia, as it is “loved by everyone in the world”.
Boeing and All Nippon Airways have announced the Japanese carrier has ordered three additional 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes. The order, valued at approximately $945 million at current list prices, will increase the total number of 777s in ANA’s fleet to 57 airplanes once delivered.
All Nippon Airways has confirmed it will buy AirAsia out of a Tokyo-based budget airline joint venture AirAsia Japan and operate the business as a wholly owned subsidiary. The mean dissolves an alliance formed less than two years ago.
All Nippon Airways has confirmed it will resume Boeing Dreamliner flights in June after the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau issued a revised Technical Circular Directive for the plane. ANA is the largest operator of the aircraft in the world, with a fleet of 17 Boeing 787s.
All Nippon Airways has said it will cancel all Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights until at least the end of May. The decision means a further 1,700 flights will be cancelled as Boeing seeks to return the plane to skies.
All Nippon Airways has grounded its fleet of 17 Boeing 787 Dreamliners after flight NH692 from Yamaguchi Ube was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off. Japan Airlines has followed suit, confirming it would ground its fleet of seven 787s from 16 January until further notice.
Boeing and All Nippon Airlines have announced the ANA Group has ordered an additional 11 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at $2.7 billion at current list prices, bring the total number of 787s ANA has ordered to 66 airplanes - consisting of 36 787-8s and 30 787-9s.
Just when it all seemed to be going so well for All Nippon Airways further delays have struck with the introduction of its the new Boeing 787. Boeing announced earlier the next Dreamliner due with ANA will not be delivered as scheduled due to a “productivity” problem.
All Nippon Airways has launched the first commercial flight of the Boeing Dreamliner, carrying passengers from Tokyo to Hong Kong. The launch follows over three years of delays during the development of the new aircraft.
All Nippon Airways has confirmed the destination of the first long-haul Dreamliner service – Frankfurt. Services will commence on January 21st next year, departing from Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan.
ANA Group has confirmed its pilot unions have threatened a 24-hour strike on October 1st 2011. The airline continuing urgent negotiations with the unions concerned to avert industrial action and the disruption to passenger services it will cause.
It has been a long, hard road for American aviation giant Boeing, but the Dreamliner project is about to reach fruition with the delivery of the first aircraft to launch customer All Nippon Airways. The Japanese carrier will take receipt of the aircraft over the weekend, three years behind schedule.