ANA Launches 787 Service from Tokyo to Frankfurt



On January 21, All Nippon Airways launched the first commercial intercontinental service using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The plane now flies from Tokyo to Frankfurt three times a week, though the frequency will increase to daily.

The mid-size aircraft, which can forge new nonstop routes thanks to its light-weight materials and superior fuel-efficiency, has been heralded as a game-changer in the aviation industry.

Later in the spring, ANA will launch 787 flights from Tokyo to Seattle and San Jose. No other airline offers a nonstop route between Tokyo and San Jose (in Silicon Valley), illustrating the advantages offered by the aircraft. Similarly, in April Japan Airlines will launch a one-of-a-kind nonstop route between Tokyo and Boston using the aircraft.

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