ANA’s First Domestic Boeing 787-10 Arrives at Haneda, Set to Enter Service on March 27

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will start operating the Boeing 787-10, configured for domestic flights, from March 27. The first aircraft of this type (registration number: JA981A) arrived at Haneda Airport on the evening of March 20.

ANA announced in February 2020 that it had ordered 11 Boeing 787-10s as successors to the currently operating Boeing 777s. The original plan was to introduce them from the fall of 2023 and to have four aircraft in operation within the fiscal year, but this was postponed.

The 787-10 is the longest version in the 787 series, with a total length of 68.3 meters, height of 17 meters, and width of 60.1 meters. It is equipped with General Electric (GE) GEnx-1B engines. The aircraft layout includes 28 premium class seats and 401 economy seats, totaling 429 seats, and is referred to as ’78K’ on the reservation screen. This marks the first introduction of the model to domestic flights by a Japanese airline, while the international version’s first aircraft (registration number: JA900A) entered service in April 2019, with three now in operation.

JA981A is the first received aircraft. According to aircraft position information provided by Flightradar24, the ferry flight NH9399 from the Boeing plant in Charleston departed at 4:05 PM local time on March 18. After stopping in Los Angeles and Honolulu, it landed on runway C at Tokyo/Haneda at approximately 10:24 PM JST on March 20, arriving at spot number 205 around 10:34 PM.

The inaugurating flight is scheduled for 10:00 AM from Tokyo/Haneda to Sapporo/Chitose as ANA59 on March 27. The return flight, ANA62, will depart from Sapporo/Chitose at 12:30 PM, heading back to Tokyo/Haneda.

ANA plans to introduce all 11 ordered aircraft by the fiscal year 2026, aiming to standardize its domestic fleet with Boeing 787 models.

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