All Nippon Airways (ANA), based in Tokyo, adds the newest stretch version of the 787 to their growing fleet with service starting August 7th between Tokyo Haneda and Fukuoka, Osaka Itami and Matsuyama.
Designed with seating for 9 people across, it will seat 395 for 3 daily flights. Two more of the 787-9 variants will be added in the Spring 2015 and these will be used for international flights seating 216 people, which is 46 more seats than the 787-8 currently used.
ANA also announced an order for 40 planes from Boeing which consist of 14 more 787-9s, 20 777-9Xs and 6 777-300ERs. The list price for these planes is about $13 Billion US, naturally an order this size receives discount.
With an additional 20 feet added to the fuselage, the 787-9 has not only got the attention of airlines wanting to add passengers per flight but VIP clients wanting to make use of the extra square footage.
Commercial deliveries of the first Boeing 787-9’s is good news for VIP customers and signals the dash nine variant into production delivery phase and regular flight use.
Designers have been busy producing amazing interior conceptual designs for the Boeing 787 such as this award winning private jet interior design for the from VIP Completions Ltd.
Aircraft-Completion News will be following up with news on 787-9 Dreamliner VIP variants in future articles.