ANA upgrades domestic business class, economy seats

By David Flynn, May 29 2019
ANA upgrades domestic business class, economy seats

ANA will launch a rolling upgrade of its domestic business class seats towards the end of 2019, with eight Boeing 777-200s and eleven Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners in line for the improved 'premium class' cabin.

The revamped jets will also see a larger premium cabin of 28 seats – up from 21 on the Boeing 777 and just twelve on the Dreamliner – reflecting an increased appetite for premium travel on ANA's extensive Japanese network.

ANA's new domestic business class seats will boast a 15-inch touchscreen monitor with a storage nook below the screen for stowing small personal items.

Passengers will also be able to tune into the inflight video and music library via the ANA app on their own tablet or smartphone.

There's also a handy slide-down privacy partition between the seats, which are arranged 2-2-2 on the Boeing 787-8 and 2-3-2 on the Boeing 777, plus seperate cocktail and meal tables.

As you'd expect, there will be AC and USB power outlets at every seat so you don't need to joust over the juice.

ANA's domestic economy on these Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 jets will also be getting a boost.

The new seats will be produced by Toyota Boshoku, considered Japan's top automotive seat designer.

The airline says it has worked closely with Toyota Boshoku to ensure maximum ergonomic comfort, with designers "considering a full range of body types and postures to find the ideal balance for the seat" as well as the right height for the 11.6-inch video screens and cup-holder.

Again, there are also AC and USB sockets for each passenger.

ANA's premium and economy class refit will begin in late 2019 and stretch through to late 2022.


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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Makes ‘Euro’ business class look embarrassing in comparison. Well done ANA. 👏

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