Boeing and ANA HOLDINGS, the parent company of All Nippon Airways (ANA), held a signing ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow to formalize an order for 20 737-8 airplanes, with 10 options in addition to the airline’s selection of the new 777-8 Freighter. ANA is the first 737 MAX customer in Japan and first carrier in Asia to choose the 777-8 Freighter. The order was previously unidentified on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.
“We are pleased to partner with Boeing to introduce new airplanes into our world-class fleet that further our commitment to sustainable aviation,” said Koji Shibata, President and CEO of ANA HOLDINGS. “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 onboard. 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.”
“This is a tremendous milestone for ANA and Boeing as the airline has selected the 737-8 and 777-8 Freighter to further strengthen its passenger and cargo operations,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “ANA has remained at the forefront of commercial aviation by consistently investing in the latest airplane technology, providing their passengers with an unparalleled flying experience and more sustainable options to travel and deliver goods around the globe.”