All Nippon Airways (ANA) took delivery of its 50th Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a 787-9, on August 17 at Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center.
The milestone means ANA becomes the world’s first airline to operate 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
“The 787 Dreamliner has played a significant role in opening up new routes into new markets, while also forming the backbone of our long-haul fleet,” said Osamu Shinobe, president and CEO of ANA.
As part of efforts to expand its global network, ANA announced plans to launch new routes from Tokyo Narita to Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh in September and to Mexico’s capital Mexico City in February 2017 using 787s.
ANA became the launch customer of the 787 when it ordered 50 in 2004 and was the first airline to bring the aircraft into service, in 2011. The airline operates more than 11 per cent of all 787s flying today and has flown an estimated 125,000 flights with 787s.
Already the world’s largest Dreamliner operator, ANA has an additional 33 787s on order, including the 787-10, the longest and newest member of the family. The airline also has 20 Boeing 777-9s on order.
ANA recently showcased its 50th 787 Dreamliner at the Farnborough International Airshow, performing high-performance demonstration flights.
Since entering service in 2011, the 787 has flown more than 109 million passengers on more than 500 routes, including more than 120 new non-stop routes made possible through its efficiency, according to Boeing
To track ANA’s 787 Dreamliners in real time, visit http://www.boeing.com/commercial/flight-tracker/#/787/ANA.