TOKYO -(Dow Jones)- All Nippon Airways Co. (J.ANA or 9202) said Monday it has placed an order with Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA - News) for 45 small-sized jets.
All Nippon Airways, or ANA, said the order is for the single-aisle, 142-seat B737-700 aircraft, with delivery starting in December 2005.
The move is in line with ANA's aircraft purchase plan announced in early April. The company said it selected the B737-series jets for replacing its small aircraft from 2005.
ANA will discontinue use of its B737-400, B737-500 and Airbus-made A320 jets, and begin use of B737-700 and B737 next-generation models from the fiscal year starting April 2005. The company expects to post annual savings of around Y6 billion by using the B737-700 and newer models. Boeing will deliver seven jets annually.
ANA currently operates twenty-six A320s, twenty-five B737-500s and two B737- 400s. Japanese carriers have been using far more Boeing jets than Airbus aircraft, even though Airbus has stepped up its marketing efforts in Japan.
-By Kazuhiro Shimamura, Dow Jones Newswires; 813-5255-2929; email@example.com
JAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3903 times:
Don't forget JAS still flies a couple A300s in Japan.
Those won't be around for long. Besides for those and the ANA A320/321's, there are no other Airbus aircraft registered in Japan. JAL has already said no to the A380 (for now) and ANA probably will too. Japan is more Boeing country then the US.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 48 Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3864 times:
JAL777 - given the delivery schedule outlined above, it will be 2009 at the earliest before all the A320s are gone (and thats working on an assumption they are the first type to leave the fleet).Presumably the larger A321s won't be going anywhere just yet (notice they aren't mentioned in the article). So there will likely be ANA Airbuses up until 2010 - by which stage I think either ANA or JAL, or likely both, will have A380s on the way.
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JAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3791 times:
JAL and ANA will both get the A380SR when it is introduced. 900 seats.
What for? I've been on plenty of domestic JAL and ANA 747SR flights and none of them have been anywhere near full. ANA's future aircraft structure is to consolidate the 777-200, 777-300, and 747-400 into a single type. I am pretty sure its not the A380. And as you can see, the A321's should be gone by 2005.
Syncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 1998 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3785 times:
I don't think JAL or ANA will get the A380, of any model. I think they will both stick to the smaller (and better, in my opionion) Boeing line of 747's and 777's. Especially since ANA's American counter-part UA has no intentions of getting them either. (As far as I know)
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3636 times:
Why are you all so anti-Airbus, so Japan and Israel are some of the only countries that dont have Airbus aircraft, all others do. No loss for Airbus they've gained Qantas and Air New Zealand as new customers, Aeroflot are getting the A320's they already operate the A310, Emirates and Qatar Airways both shunned Boeing for huge Airbus orders, QR actually ditched the "superior" 777 for the A340, PIA only bought the 777 because of political reasons and US cooperation in helping them get the aircraft, perhaps much cheaper which will, never be disclosed. Eventaully JAL and ANA will have to go for Airbus to rpelace their 767 fleets unless the 7E7 actually comes out and succeeds, or will they opt for the flop 764?
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 22 Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3584 times:
Airmale: I think people are making a big deal about this for the very reasons you described--Airbus has been gaining ground on Boeing lately. Boeing just won a major battle to keep their competitor out of an extremely important market. This is certainly big!
BTW: I'm confident that JAL and ANA will almost certainly not choose another aircraft over the 7E7. The 767's time will be over by the time they place orders, and the 7E7 will fit perfectly into their fleet structure. However, I think Airbus has a (slight) chance if they market other planes to the Japanese via an A380 order. This is the very reason why Qantas flies A330s today instead of more 767s.