Friday, August 1, 2014

ANA to fly Boeing 787-9 inaugural on August 7th.

All Nippon Airways (NH/ANA) will operate the world's first scheduled revenue flight of the Boeing 787-9, the second member of the Dreamliner family, on August 7th. Their first example, registered JA830A, was delivered to Japan on July 29th (ANA takes delivery of first Boeing 787-9.).
Boeing 787-9 JA830A takes off from Paine Field. (Photo: Boeing)

The newest Dreamliner will operate a round-trip each from Tokyo/Haneda (HND/RJTT) to Fukuoka (FUK/RJFF), Osaka/Itami (ITM/RJOO), and Matsuyama (MYJ/RJOM) from that date. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 series engines, ANA's domestic-configured 787-9s seat 395, including 18 in Premium Class (six abreast; 2-2-2) and 377 in economy (nine abreast; 3-3-3), carrying 60 more passengers (six Premium Class and 54 economy) than their domestic 787-8s.

Flight Schedule (effective Jul/1/2014):
Haneda – Fukuoka 1 of 18 daily operated with 787-9.
NH241 HND 0725 – 0915 FUK 789 Daily
NH248 FUK 1005 – 1150 HND 789 Daily

Haneda – Itami 1 of 15 daily operated with 787-9.
NH025 HND 1300 – 1405 ITM 789 Daily
NH030 ITM 1500 – 1615 HND 789 Daily

Haneda – Matsuyama 1 of 6 daily operated with 787-9.
NH595 HND 1715 – 1840 MYJ 789 Daily
NH598 MYJ 1930 – 2100 HND 789 Daily 

ANA will also fly a Mt. Fuji sightseeing charter flight from Haneda and back with the first stretch of the Dreamliner on August 4th, carrying Japanese and American primary (elementary) school students in Japan as part of the TOMODACHI Initiative (ANA to receive first Boeing 787-9 on July 27th.).

The first two 787-9s, JA830A and JA833A, are being configured in a domestic layout. Meanwhile, Japan's largest carrier has released the seat layout for their long-haul international 787-9s; 48 business, 21 premium economy, and 146 economy (total 215). ANA's third example, to be registered JA836A, will be delivered in this arrangement, with all five aircraft to follow to have the same. On which long-haul routes will these be placed into service?

Reference: All Nippon Airways, July 31st. (in Japanese)

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