After almost three years of delays, All Nippon Airways is inching ever closer to the launch of the new Boeing Dreamliner, confirming today the first passenger flight will take place on October 26th. The flight, between Narita International Airport in Tokyo and Hong Kong, will be followed by scheduled domestic services to Okayama and Hiroshima, before international services to Beijing and Frankfurt begin in 2012.
ANA has unveiled the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner at a Boeing facility in Everett, near Seattle, Washington, USA. To celebrate its status as launch customer for the state-of-the-art aircraft, ANA has decorated its first two Dreamliners with a special livery - including the numbers 787 painted in large bold colours on the front of the fuselage.
ANA is proud to announce that it will operate its first revenue flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as a charter international flight from Tokyo, Narita to Hong Kong.
All Nippon Airways has confirmed it will join with AirAsia to launch a low-cost carrier based at Narita International Airport in Japan. In a move designed to allow access the developing budget market in Asia, AirAsia Japan – as the carrier will be known – is expected to launch in August 2012.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has confirmed it will operate the first passenger flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Narita International Airport in Tokyo. Delivery of the aircraft is due in September, with ANA expecting to operate the flight, bound for Hong Kong, approximant one month later.
Boeing and All Nippon Airways have completed the 787 service ready operational validation in Japan. As part of the validation, ANA pilots flew the Dreamliner on routes from Seattle to Tokyo and Tokyo to four airports across Japan.
All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest airline and the launch customer for the Boeing 787, has said it expects delivery of the revolutionary jet in August or September. The carrier also unveiled its new livery for the Dreamliner on Wednesday at the Paris Air Show.
All Nippon Airways, Japan’s leading airline group, and Amadeus, a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, today announced that ANA will become the first Japanese airline to implement Amadeus’ Altéa Customer Management Solution.
Boeing is to carry out a flight test of its revolutionary 787 Dreamliner in Japan in early July with its launch customer All Nippon Airways. The first delivery of the long-awaited airline to ANA is now expected in August or September.
As Japan begins rebuilding after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 11 March, All Nipon Airways is playing a key role in operating relief flights. BTN talks to Katsuji Kitazawa, ANA’s Head of UK Sales, about the current situation.
Japan Airlines International has confirmed it will decommission its last two remaining Boeing 747 jumbojets, ending over 40 years of affinity with the aircraft. Two Boeing 747s were greeted by crowds as they arrived at Narita airport late yesterday, with staff on board wearing uniforms from a bygone era.
Officials at All Nippon Airways have expressed concerns over latest delays to the Boeing Dreamliner 787 project. Already two years behind schedule, a fire during recent testing is likely to push the project further back, prompting ANA chief executive Shinichiro Ito to expressed his “great disappointment”.