Japanese carrier, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has this week celebrated the airline’s 100,000th revenue flight with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline, the launch customer for the type and largest current operator, including both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants, passed the milestone on January 12, 2016 with a departure from Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport to Tokyo.
ANA was the launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner family and in 2011 became the first airline to introduce the modern generation airliner to passengers around the world. Since then, the fuel-efficient airplane has enabled the carrier to launch new routes worldwide, including destinations in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia.
"The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role especially in forming the backbone of our international fleet," said Osamu Shinobe, President and Chief Executive Officer, ANA.
According to OAG schedule data, ANA has accounted for more than a quarter (25.1 per cent) of all 787 flights since the aircraft’s debut offering almost 30 million Dreamliner seats (29,435,351 as of January 13, 2016).
Our table below highlights the largest operators of the 787 since its entry into passenger operation. According to OAG, up until the morning of January 13, 2016 there have been 408,760 Dreamliner flights. Based on published schedules the 500,000 total flight milestone will be passed around May 13, 2016.