ANA Group stated (18-Jan-2011) preparations are underway for the commencement of flights using the B787, expected to be delivered during 3Q2011. Until then, more B767-300ERs will be added on international routes, and B737-800 on domestic routes. The carrier stated "work is being done to secure production volume to meet the recent increase in demand". ANA will also proceed with replacement of older aircraft, beginning with the retirement of the B767-300 on domestic routes. Retirement of the DHC8-Q300 will also commence and a gradual consolidation of aircraft to the DHC8-Q400 model will be implemented for propeller aircraft. The carrier plans to receive nine new aircraft in 2011 (four B767-300ERs, two B737-800s and three DHC8-A400s) in addition to the B787 deliveries and retire nine aircraft (one B767-300, four A320-200s, two B757-500s and two DHC8-Q300s). [more]
ANA to add B767-300ERs and B737-800s to fill in for B787s
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