All Nippon Airways will become the first carrier in the world to operate the Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
After taking delivery at Boeing’s Everett factory on 27 July, the aircraft will be flown to Tokyo, arriving in 29 July, says
The aircraft will initially be deployed on domestic routes, although the carrier did not provide details of specific destinations.
In a domestic configuration, ANA’s -9s are equipped with 395 seats, of which 18 are in business class and 377 in economy. It's -8s have just 335 seats.
Prior to launching commercial services with the new airliner,
The carrier’s 787 fleet is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.
Air New Zealand, which recently received its first 787-9, will commence using the type in October.