(ANA) says it will take another 11 higher capacity, long-range , raising its totals to 66 aircraft, by far the largest order rate for ’s twin-engine transport.
With these addition of these -9s, the Japanese carrier’s 787 fleet will eventually include 36 787-8s and 30 787-9s. This is the second follow-on 787 order for ANA, which original purchased 50 of the type.
The 11 latest aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from 2018 to 2021, ANA says. As of August, ANA had taken delivery of 13 787-8s.
ANA is using the 787s on eight domestic routes and Tokyo-Frankfurt services from Hanada airport. In January it plans to launch flights from Tokyo’s Narita airport to San Jose, Calif., and switch a current Narita-Seattle service to the 787 on Oct. 1. On Oct. 28, ANA also will initiate Narita-Beijing 787 service.
The order also translate into new orders for, which provides the engines that power ANA’s 787 fleet.