Jimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14770 times:
ANA has announced the launch of 737-700ER with infos unveiled on 25DEC06.
ANA Group is entering the phase of "development business", with the launch of "ANA Business Jet". "ANA Business Jet" will be delivered in March 2007, enters service on 25MAR07, the new Nagoya-Guangzhou route.
The 737-700ER, will feature the long-haul business class, dubbed "Club ANA BJ", and the economy class will be identical to long-haul premium economy, dubbed "Economy BJ", 24 seats each in both class.
The Nagoya-Guangzhou route will be ANA's 5th international route out of Nagoya, also means ANA will be flying 20 routes, 147 weekly flights to China.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2954 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 14721 times:
Interesting selection on its first route.
While I had initially suspected a longer route, this doesn't surprise. When the loads (pax & cargo) build-up, it might move up to a 763.
Also interesting that the economy section is 2-2 not 2-3 or 3-3.
In other news:
It appears the first A320 to be used outside of the Japan-Seoul route will be the daily NRT-TAO. NH will take delivery of an A320 in Jan 2007 and this aircraft will probably be outfitted in a new cabin layout and used on this route.
Supa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 13096 times:
However, NGO-CAN seems like a business-heavy route that will match well with the product. Japan probably has a ton of similar markets all over Asia, perhaps Eastern Europe / Europe too. I would not expect it to go to the USA, but SJC could be a target...
The ultra-luxury 48 seater is a new concept, and it may have lots of applications...
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30922 posts, RR: 87
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12410 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 17): Why SEA? That was my question, do the local airfields that boeing and their partners use have FIS for G/A purposes?
Well you could arguably fly the plane into BFI (I believe it has Customs & Immigrations facilities), but I am not sure PAE does. Also, Boeing and the local 787 suppliers are spread out around the area, so SEA would provide a common departure and arrival point.
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11268 times:
ANA has stated that they plan to use this plane mostly in Asia and focused on specific China business routes. But I would not be surprised if they change this at some point. But I don't think we will see North America or Europe.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8344 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11078 times:
Interesting concept, The flight is about 4 hours to Guanzou. This looks great for something longer, like a ten hour flight. European cities like Prague or Vienna may work for a limited capacity plane like this. US west coast cities from secondary US Japanesse cities. Great looking concept, seen it on the Atlantic.
JetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11047 times:
Gee i wish someone here in the states would try that. Of course it couldnt be to profitable. I had bought 6 rows of seats from their 767,s after they had sold it to a freight company,and they really were not bad to have around the house, good conversation piece, and great for the kids to play games on..xbox ,playstation..
i can see for 80 miles
: Agree with you on that one. I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to do FRA-NGO, PRG-NGO, or London-NGO. Dubai could also be on that list. MCOflyer