All Nippon Airways (ANA) received its first stretched Dreamliner, a Boeing 787-9, on 29 July 2014. Thereby ANA will become the world’s first airline to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 services on domestic Japanese routes in August.
With this delivery, ANA will have 29 787s in its fleet, more than any other operator in the world.
The 787-9 is 20 feet (6 metres) longer than the 787-8, being able to accommodate up to 40 additional passengers and travelling an additional 450 nautical miles (830 kilometres) with roughly the same fuel consumption as the smaller Dreamliner.
ANA has 29 more 787-9s on order with commitments for 14 more. Sixty customers from around the world have ordered more than 1,000 787s, with more than 160 currently in operation.