ANA firms up orders for 70 aircraft: A320neo, 777-9X, 787-9, 777-300ER

By Chris C., July 31 2014
ANA firms up orders for 70 aircraft: A320neo, 777-9X, 787-9, 777-300ER

ANA has firmed up two sizeable aircraft orders – one for 30 Airbus A320neo jets, and the other for 40 twin-aisle Boeing planes worth a staggering $13 billion at list prices.

Comprised of 20 Boeing 777-9Xs, 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and six Boeing 777-300ERs, the airline plans to use the Boeing jets, along with the A320neos, on both domestic and international flights.

"These new aircraft will give us maximum flexibility and improved fuel efficiency, and will allow us to meet the growth in demand,” said ANA’s President and CEO Shinichiro Ito.

The Airbus A320neo in ANA livery
The Airbus A320neo in ANA livery

The launch customer of the Boeing 787-8, ANA is set to control the world's largest Dreamliner fleet with a total of 80 airplanes ordered.

With 29 Boeing 787s already in operation and 51 more on the way – including 43 787-9s – ANA is set to beat Air New Zealand to the punch for the world's first commercial Boeing 787-9 flight.

Air New Zealand, launch customer of the Boeing 787-9, had planned to debut its shiny new Dreamliner between Auckland and Sydney on August 9.

Instead, ANA will start flying the bird domestically within Japan from August 7, with flights to Fukuoka, Osaka (Itimi) and Matsuyama from Tokyo's Haneda Airport.

ANA's order follows Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker's shopping spree for up to 100 Boeing 777-9X jets, and Emirates' firm order for 150 Boeing 777Xs – split between 115 of the 777-9X variant and 35 of the more compact 777-8X – worth a staggering US$56 billion at list prices.

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Chris C.

A former contributor to Executive Traveller, Chris lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Dec 2013

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i want to see ana to fly to australia with their 787s...

Japan-Australia flghts need some competition!!

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06 Feb 2012

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Yes it would be nice if they did return to Australia

I do remember that ANA did fly into SYD via BNE from NRT in the mid 90's.

i flew on ANA for a school trip to Japan

I was a B747

 not sure what series though 200? 300? or 400? someone could correct me



09 Nov 2011

Total posts 88

I would not be surprised to see the orders for the 777X exceed 1,000 before the 1st aircraft takes off. Another great aircraft Boeing!!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Dec 2013

Total posts 16

actually, ANA wanted to buy a350s. they couldn`t do that because JAL bought those. The US and JP goverments are behind this orders.

19 Nov 2012

Total posts 45

Im sure ANA are being well compensated for 787 dramas with keen pricing on the new order.

If you are not an aviation analyst don't just give comment based on assumption. You can give comment on the service & experience which is all about.  B777X is a way ahead & advance compare to A350xwb in technology & fuel efficent. B777x has payload in exceed of A350xwb. 

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19 Mar 2014

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The 777x hasnt flown yet and with Boeings record will most likely be late.

13 Nov 2013

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That's quite the order!

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