All Nippon Airways will become the first carrier to operate Boeing 787-9 revenue flights, beating Air New Zealand by just a few days. ANA plans to begin using a -9 on domestic routes beginning Aug. 7, while Air New Zealand is expected to start revenue flights with the -9 on its Auckland-Sydney route starting Aug. 9. Both airlines have already used the aircraft on non-revenue flights. Air New Zealand was the first to take delivery of the -9, flying it back to Auckland on July 10. ANA was next ...

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