At the Farnborough Airshow in 2022, Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) confirmed an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes and two Boeing 777-8 freighters, making ANA Asia the first customer of the 777X family of aircraft.
The agreement also contains options for 10 additional 737 MAX aircraft.
The first Boeing 737 MAX 8 is anticipated to enter service in 2025, while the 777-8 freighters will be added to ANA’s fleet in 2028.
“The efficiency, reliability, and range capability of the 737 MAX make it an ideal airplane to refresh our narrow-body fleet and provide our passengers with the highest level of comfort on board,” said Koji Shibata, President, and CEO of ANA HOLDINGS.
“In addition, the 777-8 Freighters will add flexibility and efficiency to our air cargo network. The 737 and 777 have long been a mainstay of the ANA fleet, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Boeing with these new airplanes,” Shibata added.
Prior to this order, ANA placed two Boeing 777X orders. However, the airline decided to use the 777X cargo model. The new freighter will be able to go farther and carry up to 10 tons more payload than the 777 freighters of an earlier generation.
Currently, the Japanese airline runs more than 170 Boeing aircraft, including two 777 Freighters, 39 737s, and the largest 787 fleet in the world, which consists of 77 Dreamliners in all three sub-models. According to the firm, this deal would increase ANA’s order book to 61 Boeing aircraft, including the 737 MAX, 787, and 777X.