The Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) yesterday (January 11) celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner during a gate ceremony at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The cornerstone marks another record for the ANA, as it became the first airline in the world to reach 100,000 787 flights.
ANA was the launch customer for the 787 Dreamliner family, and was the first airline to introduce innovative passenger aircraft around the world in 2011. Since then, fuel-efficient aircraft allow ANA to open new routes in the world, including North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. With this event, ANA has acquired about a quarter of the 787 non-commercial flights.
ANA Dreamliner operates the largest fleet in the world with 44-787s, including at 787-8 and 787-9 longer. The airline has 39 unfilled 787 orders, including the longest and the new family member, 787 family, the 787-10, in addition to 20 777-9X airplanes.