ANA Group, in its Route Network and Corporate Plan for FY2012, stated (17-Jan-2012) it is scheduled to receive 20 Boeing 787s before the end of FY2012 (by 31-Mar-2013) of its total order for 55 787s. As it introduces 787 equipment, ANA will gradually retire 767-300s, 747-400Ds and A320s deployed on domestic routes, thereby replacing older aircraft. ANA will also continue to retire its DHC8-Q300s, gradually standardising its propeller plane fleet with the DHC8-Q400. [more - original PR]
ANA to gradually retire domestically-deployed 767-300s, 747-400Ds and A320s amid 787 deliveries
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