ANA has made a huge order for new aircraft in advance of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. In the long haul route, the airline is buying The next generation of the Boeing’s Triple-Seven, the 777-9x. Compared to the existing 777-300ER, the -9X has a 15% larger seating capacity. ANA will buy 20 777-9Xs of these plus an addition 6 -300ERs. ANA will also expand its fleet of 787-9 Dreamliners by 14. For the short haul routes, ANA is turning to European aerospace firm Airbus. The order will be split between 7 A320neo and of the 23 A321neo. The deal is for 1700 billion yen or $16 billion in US dollars.
ANA Group to place record 1700 billion yen order for 70 new aircraft
- ANA Holdings selects new Boeing 777-9X and increases number of 787 fleet
- Order for 40 Boeing aircraft and 30 Airbus jets (A320neo/A321neo) biggest in ANA’s history
- Increase in fleet to support international expansion ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, March 27, 2014 – ANA Holdings (hereafter “ANA HD”) is to place firm orders for 70 new aircraft worth \1700 billion at list prices with Boeing and Airbus. The order, approved at a meeting today of the Board of Directors of ANA HD, is the biggest in the airline’s history and will support ANA’s drive to become one of the world’s leading airline groups.
The aircraft will be delivered during period of FY2016-2027 and will increase the size of the ANA fleet to 250 aircraft.
ANA HD has decided to purchase twenty Boing 777-9X, a large twin-aisle aircraft with 15% larger seating capacity, as a successor to its existing fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs. In addition, ANA HD will purchase six further Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to support the expansion of its international services until delivery of Boeing 777-9X.
ANA HD will also place fourteen additional orders for the medium-sized Boeing 787-9 aircraft. This will take its total fleet of Dreamliners to 80, confirming ANA as the world’s biggest operator of this fuel-efficient airliner.
The order with Airbus consists of 30 smaller single-aisle jets from the A320 family – seven A320neo aircraft and twenty-three A321neo aircraft, which will replace ANA’s existing B737-500 and A320ceo aircraft.
The new Boeing aircraft will be used predominantly on international routes while the new Airbus aircraft will be introduced both on domestic routes and international routes.
ANA Group’s introduction of these new aircraft will help it respond to the needs of the increasing number of passengers expected to arrive in Japan in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will support the Japanese government’s plans to boost the annual total of foreign visitors to Japan to 20 million.
Shinichiro Ito, President and CEO of ANA HD said, “The aircraft we have selected will enable us to modernize and expand our fleet further as we seek to become one of the world’s leading airline groups. These new aircraft will give us maximum flexibility and improved fuel efficiency and will allow us to meet the growth in demand, both internationally and in our domestic Japanese market.”
About ANA Holdings Inc.
ANA Holdings Inc. is an aviation group with global operations and a total of 64 consolidated subsidiaries and 18 equity method affiliates. It is divided into passengers and cargo business segments as well as airline related business such as Catering and IT Services.
ANA Holdings Inc. formed in April 2013 and is the parent company of ANA; full service carrier and Vanilla Air; LCC. ANA Holdings Inc. promotes a multi-brand strategy to leverage the strength of ANA brand and stimulate demand in markets not completely covered by its full-service airline offering, while expanding market share for the Group as a whole, leading to enhanced value.
ANA Holdings Inc. has 238 aircraft flying to 81 destinations and carrying more than 44 million passengers. It is number one in Asia and eighth in the world, based on revenue (2011).
Management vision of ANA Holdings Inc. is “It is our goal to be the world’s leading airline group in customer satisfaction and value creation.”