The board of Japan’s All Nippon Airways has approved a major fleet acquisition for the airline of 20 Boeing 777-9Xs, six 777-300ERs and 14 787-9 wide bodies, as well as 23 Airbus A321neo and seven A320neo narrow bodies.
“The aircraft we have selected will enable us to modernize and expand our fleet further as we seek to become one of the world’s leading airline groups,” ANA president and CEO Shinichiro Ito said in a statement. “These new aircraft will give us maximum flexibility and improved fuel efficiency and will allow us to meet the growth in demand, both internationally and in our domestic Japanese market.”
The order takes to 80 the number of 787s the airline has in service or on order, and also puts in place plans to replace some of the airline’s older 777 fleet.
The new aircraft will be delivered over an 11 year period commencing in 2016.