After 10 years of operating the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (yep… 10 years). ANA has announced its new Boeing 787-9 product for domestic operations.
Let’s dive in.
The upgrades will feature both a premium seat and economy seat, with personal screen monitors for every seat. All 375 of those seats.
ANA has gone with Safran Seating for its premium seats with 28 seats installed (up from 18 previously installed). These seats were well received on the Boeing 777-200 aircraft after their introduction in fall 2019
The seats will feature a 15.6-inch flat-screen personal monitor, the largest screen on a domestic flight, a 22″ seat with, large dividers for privacy, electronic seat controls, storage compartments, PC and USB power and a large swivelling tray table.
The new aircraft features the Toyota Boshoku Economy class seats that were introduced aboard the airlines Boeing 777-200 fleet. Each seat has a unique fabric pattern, allowing passengers to experience new in-flight spaces each time they board.
Each seat will feature a 13.3″ personal screen, with PC and USB Power outlets. In terms of support, the seat’s backrest supports the pelvis to help passengers maintain a relaxed posture, with a seat shape that is suited to all body types.
It also features a tray table (and I quote) “Cup holders have adopted a clover shape to make it easier to remove paper cups”.
Junko Yazawa, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Management & Planning of ANA said
“The Boeing 787 has served ANA with distinction for a decade now, and we are excited to add more comfort and functionality to our fleet of incredibly capable aircraft,”
“The new features on the Boeing 787-9 strengthen an already great aircraft and will improve the passenger experience on domestic flights. ANA has always put passengers first and will continue to take all necessary steps to enhance comfort and convenience for everyone who chooses to fly with us.”
More seats with monitors inbound
For those travelling inside Japan, more aircraft with screens will be with you before the end of March 2021. The airline aims to offer:
- 22 Airbus A321neo
- 4 Boeing 777-200
- 6 Boeing 787-8 (Premium class only),
- 2 Boeing 787-9
In addition, the airline is using some of its international fleet on domestic operations, which features at-seat screens. They include:
- 11 Airbus A320neo
- 16 Boeing 787-8
For those flying the domestic legs in Japan, a little more entertainment in the sky will be welcome – especially when aboard a 375-seater 787-9…
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