ANA 787 enters svc June 08 + long-haul route

At the rolling out ceremony of Boeing 787, ANA’s CEO has noted few minor details about the Dreamliner.

*First route to operate to China. One of the 5 Chinese carrier will be receiving 2nd Boeing 787.
*6 Boeing 787-8 to be delivered during FY2008-09
*8 staffs already trained with the 787 operation/maintainance, this will increase to 60 by mid-2008. 50 mechanics will be sent to Boeing for training. and maintai
*The airline will receive 1st Boeing 787 in May 2008, and enters service in June the same year.
*It plans to replace 747-400 with 787-8 on the Tokyo – Frankfurt route by FY2009, which frequencies will be doubled to 2 daily.
*The 787 will be used for increasing frequencies to New York, and eventually replace 737-700ER on the new Mumbai route.
*It will operate the 787 during Beijing Olympics on Tokyo Haneda – Beijing route