ANA Celebrates Boeing 787's 10th Anniversary with
Special Commemorative Flights
- • ANA was the global launch customer for Boeing 787 and has led the development of improvements utilizing Japanese technology
- • To celebrate the anniversary, ANA Group is launching the 787 10th Anniversary Project to express gratitude to all customers
TOKYO, Oct. 13, 2021 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-Star airline for nine consecutive years will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Boeing 787 entering service with special commemorative flights on October 31, 2021. Retracing ANA's initial flight routes of the 787-8 ten years ago, the celebration flights will fly on Haneda - Okayama and Haneda - Hiroshima routes as an opening project. Passengers traveling on these special flights will receive commemorative gifts and will be welcomed with a water arch upon arrival at Okayama and Hiroshima airports.
"The Boeing 787 has been an integral part of our fleet and has helped ANA provide superior customer service, expand our international network and improve our operational efficiency," said Hideki Kunugi, Executive Vice President of ANA. "The upcoming commemorative flights are an expression of gratitude towards our partnership and collaboration with Boeing for supplying aircraft that have met our needs as an airline while also contributing to our improving the efficiencies needed for environmentally friendly operations. With its distinguished service record over the past decade, we expect that the Boeing 787 will continue to be a key part of our fleet for years to come."
ANA Group has utilized Boeing 787 since its initial launch, placing the world's first order for the aircraft in 2004. Since its debut in 2011, the Boeing 787 has served with distinction, and is widely known for its innovative improvements to the cabin environment and fuel efficiency. Over the past decade, ANA has collaborated with its manufacturing partners to customize the aircraft, introducing new technologies and materials to improve the passenger experience. The addition of the aircraft to ANA's fleet 10 years ago allowed for the significant expansion of the ANA Group's international network and supported the airline's efforts to reduce carbon emissions while maintaining its high service standards.
Upcoming events include an online tour of Japan guided by a pilot from the cockpit of a Boeing 787, as well as other events that will bring gratitude to our customers.
- Date: October 31, 2021
- Schedule: ANA 653 (Haneda 10:25 - Okayama 11:45) - ANA 656 (Okayama 12:30 - Haneda 13:45)
ANA 679 (Haneda 13:10 - Hiroshima 14:40) - ANA 680 (Hiroshima 15:25 - Haneda 16:45)
- Aircraft: Boeing 787-8
- Number of aircraft owned by ANA (as of October 1, 2021):
B787-8: 36, B787-9: 38, B787-10: 2
ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111, email@example.com
Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) was established in 2013 as the largest airline group holding company in Japan, comprising 71 companies including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.
ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines - giving it a truly global presence.
The airline's legacy of superior service has helped it earn SKYTRAX's respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for nine consecutive years. ANA also has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times (2007, 2013 and 2018); it is one of only a select few airlines to win this prominent award multiple times.
In 2021, ANA was awarded the 5-star COVID-19 safety rating by SKYTRAX, recognizing the airline's initiatives to provide a safe, clean and hygienic environment at airports and aboard aircraft, embodied in the ANA Care Promise.
ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2021 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the fourth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the fifth consecutive year.
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