All Nippon Airways (ANA) has ordered three additional Boeing 777-300ER widebodies.
The latest ANA order, which Boeing values at approximately $945 million at current list prices, will increase the total number of Boeing 777s in ANA’s fleet to 57 aircraft once the three jets are delivered. Of these 57 aircraft, 22 will be Boeing 777-300ERs.
“The addition of three new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will further strengthen ANA Group’s long-haul network,” says Shinichiro Ito, president and CEO of ANA Holdings Inc, ANA’s parent company. “The acquisition of our new 777-300ER airplanes will allow us to capitalize on the expansion of airport slots in the Tokyo area.”
ANA, the launch customer and Boeing’s largest airline customer for the 787 Dreamliner, is strategically expanding its aircraft fleet as new business opportunities arise in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific market.
“The 777-300ER has proved to be a perfect fit for ANA’s network expansion and will provide added flexibility and strategic advantage as slots continue to open up in the market,” says Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The Boeing 777-300ER is equipped with two examples of the General Electric GE90-115B, the world’s most powerful commercial jet engine. The 777-300ER can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration with a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 kilometers).
With ANA’s July 31 order, Boeing has accumulated orders for 1,460 777s from 66 customers to date.