All Nippon Airways today announced a few more plans for the first of its long-awaited fleet of Boeing 787s. The airline is expecting to receive the first aircraft at the end of September.
The first commercial passenger flights will take place on Oct. 26 and 27 between Tokyo Narita and Hong Kong, followed by excursion flights on Oct. 28 and 29 to and from Haneda.
From Nov. 1, The 787 will then serve domestic routes between Tokyo Haneda, Okayama and Hiroshima.
The aircraft will fly “approximately once a week” in December from Haneda to Beijing, making the Chinese capital ANA’s first regular international destination on the 787. No other details have been announced yet on this Beijing flight.
And here’s the great news for Frankfurters. Germany's financial capital will become the first international long-haul destination for the 787. From January, the airline will operate three flights a week (Mon, Thurs, Sat) from Haneda to Frankfurt, moving to daily flights in February. The overnight service, NH203, will depart Tokyo at 0100, arrive in Frankfurt at 0525, then depart as NH204 at 1115, arriving at Haneda at 0645 the following day. An exact launch date is yet to be announced.