Charleston - All Nippon Airways (ANA) has received its first Boeing 787-10, the largest member of the Dreamliner family. With the arrival of the new wide-body jet, ANA became the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to operate the entire 787 family jets.
All Nippon Airways was the launch customer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fifteen years ago. In 2011, the company became the first in the world to receive a Boeing 787-8. In 2014, ANA was also the first airline to receive the Boeing 787-9.
“Over the past several years, the Boeing 787 has formed the backbone of our world-class fleet and today we are excited to introduce the latest member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10,” said Shinya Katanozaka, President and CEO of ANA HOLDINGS Inc.
“The added capacity of the 787-10 provides our passengers with the most innovative and memorable flying experience, while also delivering the lowest operating cost per seat and tremendous efficiency overall.”
The ANA's Dreamliner fleet now comprises 36 787-8, 30 787-9, and one 787-10. This makes the Japanese carrier the largest operator of Dreamliner jets in the world.
The airline currently has two more Boeing 787-10 with seven options in its order book with the American aircraft manufacturer.
ANA will deploy its first 787-10 on the Tokyo-Singapore route.
In terms of fleet size, All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan with 235 aircraft.