- Joe Breitfeller
ANA Reaches Agreement With Boeing to Convert Two 777-9s to 777-8Fs, Finalizes Order for 737-8s
ANA has reached an agreement with Boeing to convert two 777-9 orders to 777-8F Freighters. The carrier also finalized an existing order for 30 Boeing 737-8 MAX airplanes, reflecting ANA’s plan to renew their single-aisle fleet with more efficient models.
On Monday (July 11, 2022), All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced that they have reached an agreement with Boeing to convert orders for two 777-9s to Boeing 777-8F Freighters, reflecting the carrier’s plans to expand their cargo business. Additionally, ANA has finalized an existing purchase agreement for 20 Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft with 10 option, as the airline replaces their domestic fleet with smaller and more fuel efficient aircraft. The two Boeing 777-8F conversions will come from an order for 20 Boeing 777-9s originally announced on March 27, 2014, and the freighters will enter service on or after fiscal 2028. The 737-8 MAX order was originally announced on January 29, 2019 and included 20 firm orders and 10 options, with these airplanes to be delivered from fiscal 2025.
ANA Cargo Boeing 777-8F Freighter Rendering - Courtesy Boeing
ANA Converts two 777-9 orders to 777-8F Freighters, Firms Order for up to 30 Boeing 737-8 MAX Airplanes - Courtesy ANA
Founded in 1952, ANA has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. The carrier has been a Star Alliance partner since 1999 and currently has joint partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. Established in 2013, ANA HOLDINGS INC. is comprised of 71 companies, including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading low-cost carrier (LCC) in Japan. ANA has approximately 43,000 employees and operates a fleet of 260 aircraft. Additionally, the carrier was the launch customer and is the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family aircraft, and is the only Airbus A380 operator in Japan.
Source: All Nippon Airways