2nd Update at 2200GMT 25APR12
ANA today announced it’ll be launching Tokyo Narita – Seattle service starting 25JUL12, on board Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. From 25JUL12 to 21AUG12, the 777-300ER will feature Inspiration of Japan inflight product, with staggered Business Class Seats (C60Y202). From 22AUG12, it’ll switch to 777-300ER with regular Club ANA Business Class seats (C85Y162)*.
With the service launch, ANA becomes the first Japanese carrier to operate this route in 20 years, as JAL last operated twice weekly Tokyo – Seattle (which extends to Atlanta) route in October 1992 with Boeing 747.
Reservation to open on Thursday 26APR12. Schedule:
NH1078 NRT1725 – 1055SEA 77W D
NH1077 SEA1315 – 1545+1NRT 77W D
Note the operational schedule nearly overlaps with Star Alliance member carrier UNITED:
UA876 NRT1655 – 0937SEA 777 D
UA875 SEA1309 – 1510+1NRT 777 D
*Last minute aircraft change resulting in configuration change is possible.
Original Update at 0400GMT 25APR12