Monday, December 21, 2009

All Nippon Airways Orders Boeing Aircraft

Japan's All Nippon Airways formally decided on Monday to order 10 planes from Boeing for about USD$2.1 billion to tap new passenger demand as Tokyo's Haneda airport expands.

Japan's second-largest carrier said that it will place a JPY185 billion yen order for five Boeing 777-200ER jets, to be delivered between April 2012 and March 2014, and another five 767-300ER models, to be delivered between April 2010 and March 2012.

ANA said in July that it would raise USD$1.5 billion to revamp its fleet with new Boeing jets, including an additional order for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

ANA hopes to grab growth while bigger rival Japan Airlines downsizes.

It said that Monday's order, which was included in its July fundraising plan, would not affect its annual outlook for a drop to a JPY20 billion operating loss for the year to March.


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