ANA has announced the expansion of its international network, including the launch of Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights on several routes.
From 1 September 2013, the Japanese airline will launch B787 flights on its Tokyo Narita-Munich route. Flights will operate daily using the new fuel-efficient aircraft, which takes over the route from the existing B777-300ER.
And the freeing-up of this B777 will enable ANA to double the frequency of its Narita-Chicago route from daily to twice a day. The second daily service will depart Narita at 1710 using the 247-seat Boeing 777-300ER.
Then from 20 September, ANA will continue the expansion of its Dreamliner network with the resumption of B787 services on the Narita-Seattle route. This route was launched last year using the Dreamliner, but switched back to the B777 and B767 following the global grounding of the B787 in January 2013.
Then from 1 October 2013, ANA will start operating Dreamliner flights to Singapore. The route is currently operated twice a day using a B767 aircraft, but from October onwards, the 1735 departure from Narita will be upgraded to the B787.
ANA is currently the world’s biggest operator of the B787, with a fleet 20 Dreamliners. It also has outstanding orders for a further 46 aircraft – 16 B787-8s and 30 B787-9s.