All Nippon Airways (ANA) has reached a major landmark after operating its 100,000th revenue flight with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Japanese carrier, which became launch customer for the type when it too delivery of its first example in 2011, reached the milestone on January 11 with a service to Seattle-Tacoma.
Commenting on the feat, ANA President and CEO Osamu Shinobe said: “The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role especially in forming the backbone of our international fleet. Reaching the 100,000th revenue flight milestone with the 787 Dreamliner is a significant milestone for ANA. As the largest customer of the 787, we look to forward to introducing the entire family of Dreamliners into our fleet as we aim to celebrate another 100,000 flights and beyond.”
The airline took delivery of its first Dreamliner in 2011 and now operates 44 examples including both the 787-8 and the stretched 787-9. It has outstanding orders for a further 39 aircraft including the 787-10 which is currently under development.
Ray Connor, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes added: “We are honored to celebrate this important milestone with ANA, especially here in Seattle. ANA is a valued Boeing customer and has been a tremendous partner on the 787 programme. This milestone demonstrates the strength of our long-standing relationship and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones with ANA going forward.”