ANA Holdings has announced that it has decided to acquire up to 20 more 787 Dreamliner airliners. The agreement with Boeing includes 11 787-10s, one 787-9 and options for five 787-9s valued at more than $5 billion at list prices. The airline also plans to acquire three new 787-9 aircraft from Atlantis Aviation Corporation.
Once the agreements are finalised, it will be ANA’s sixth order for the Dreamliner and bring its overall 787 order book to more than 100 aircraft.
Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA and ANA HD, commented: “Boeing’s 787s have served ANA with distinction, and we are proud to expand our fleet by adding more of these technologically-advanced aircraft.
“These planes represent a significant step forward for ANA as we work to make our entire fleet even more eco-friendly and further reduce noise output.”
ANA sees the 787-10 as the replacements for its previous domestic 777 models that are scheduled for retirement.
“Introducing the 787-10 on our domestic routes will help ANA Group maintain its leadership role and improve our ability to operate as a responsible corporate citizen,” Mr Ito added.