ANA’s New Domestic Flagship: The 68-Meter, 429-Seat “Ultra-Long Body” Boeing 787-10 (29 Photos)

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will begin operating the Boeing 787-10 as its new domestic flagship from March 27. This marks the first time a Japanese airline has operated the 787-10 on domestic routes. By the fiscal year 2026, ANA plans to introduce a total of 11 aircraft, gradually replacing the current mainstay Boeing 777 models.

The 787-10 model is the longest version in the 787 series, with a total length of 68.3 meters. Although shorter than the 777-300 model (73.9 meters), it is longer than the 777-200 model (63.7 meters). The engine is equipped with the General Electric (GE) GEnx-1B.

ANA’s domestic version of the 787-10 will have a two-class configuration of 429 seats, including 28 premium class seats and 401 economy seats, and will be displayed as “78K” on the reservation screen. The 777-200 model is configured with 405 seats in a two-class setting (21 premium seats and 384 economy seats) as “772” or 392 seats (28 premium seats and 364 economy seats) as “722”, and the 777-300 model has 514 seats (21 premium seats and 493 economy seats) as “773”. Compared to the 777-200 model, the new configuration offers an increased number of seats, while it represents a reduction of around 20% compared to the 777-300 model.

The seats are the same as those in the new specifications for the 777-200 model and the 787-9 model, labeled as “722” and “78G” respectively. Premium class seats are arranged in a “2-2-2” configuration, six across. The seats, manufactured by Safran Seats, are approximately 56 cm in width and 127 cm in seat pitch. A large divider is installed between seats to ensure privacy. The personal monitor in premium class is the largest for domestic flights, measuring 15.6 inches. Both the reclining and footrest functions are electric and can be easily controlled with a touch-panel located at the armrest.

Economy class seats are generally arranged in a “3-3-3” configuration, nine across. The seats were co-developed by ANA and Toyota Boshoku, and every seat is equipped with a USB type-A port and a universal-type outlet for power. The personal monitor measures 13.3 inches.

ANA announced the order of 11 Boeing 787-10 aircraft in February 2020 as the successor to the 777 models. Initially planned to start receiving the aircraft from autumn 2023, the delivery from Boeing was delayed, leading to the first aircraft (registration number: JA981A) arriving at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on the night of March 20, and the second aircraft (registration number: JA983A) arriving on the night of March 24 from Boeing’s facilities in Charleston, USA. The third and fourth aircraft are expected to arrive by the end of March and early April, respectively.

The inaugural flight on March 27 will be operated by the first aircraft, flying from Tokyo/Haneda at 10 AM to Sapporo/Chitose, arriving at 11:35 AM as ANA59, and returning as ANA62, leaving Sapporo/Chitose at 12:30 PM, arriving in Tokyo/Haneda. Going forward, the aircraft will be gradually introduced on major routes such as Tokyo/Haneda to Itami/Osaka, Kansai/Fukuoka, and Okinawa/Naha.

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