23-Aug-2011 5:18 PM

Tokyo Haneda-Beijing then Haneda-Frankfurt to be ANA & world's first international B787 services

ANA, the launch customer of the B787, announced (23-Aug-2011) the first international routes for the aircraft. The first B787 is scheduled to be received in late Sep-2011, with network details as follows:

  • B787 international routes: The B787 will operate its regular long-haul international operation on the Tokyo Haneda-Frankfurt sector, a new route to operate from Jan-2012, initially with three times weekly frequency, increasing to daily in Feb-2012. The date services begin and other information will be released as soon as they are confirmed. The service will be operated as part of the ANA/Lufthansa JV. The aircraft will also be used on the Haneda-Beijing route from Dec-2011, marking the aircraft’s first regular international service. The B787 will be operated on the route "approximately once a week", until the Haneda-Frankfurt service commences the following month. Further details of the date the service will begin and other information will be released, alongside those of the Haneda-Frankfurt route, when confirmed;
  • B787 domestic routes: The B787’s first regular domestic service will be the Haneda-Okayama route starting on 01-Nov-2011, with a flight on the Haneda-Hiroshima route also departing the same day. By the end of this fiscal year, the aircraft will be successively used on routes connecting Haneda with Itami, Yamaguchi -Ube, and Matsuyama;
  • B787 charter and excursion flights: As previously announced, ahead of its regular services, ANA will also operate a special charter service between Narita and Hong Kong on 26-Oct-2011 and 27-Oct-2011. It will be the world’s first B787 passenger service. From mid Sep-2011, premium package tours incorporating Business Class charter services will be sold in a charity auction websites. Excursion flights departing to/from Narita will also be operated, on 28-Oct-2011 and 29-Oct-2011. [more] [more - Perspective]