18 July, 2022

Japan's largest airline finalized order for Boeing 737 MAX jets

The U.S. planemaker Boeing and Japan's largest airline confirmed a deal for 20 737 MAX 8 jets, with options for 20 more and 10 cargo 777 planes. 

All Nippon Airways (ANA)  is the first 737 MAX customer in Japan and the first carrier in Asia to choose the 777-8 Freighter. Despite the announcement today,  the deal is not new, it was previously agreed upon and was listed on the manufacturer's orders list as for an unidentified customer. 

"We are pleased to partner with Boeing to introduce new aeroplanes into our world-class fleet that further our commitment to sustainable aviation," said Koji Shibata, President and CEO of ANA HOLDINGS. "The efficiency, reliability and range capability of the 737 MAX make it an ideal aeroplane to refresh our narrow-body fleet and provide our passengers with the highest level of comfort onboard. In addition, the 777-8 Freighters will add flexibility and efficiency to our air cargo network. The 737 and 777 have long been a mainstay of the ANA fleet, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Boeing with these new aeroplanes."

Air Models have a range of aircraft models, including some special 737 MAX models, including this one in the colours of flydubai.  

Other airlines featured include Air ChinaXiamen Air and China Southern 

"This is a tremendous milestone for ANA and Boeing as the airline has selected the 737-8 and 777-8 Freighter to further strengthen its passenger and cargo operations," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "ANA has remained at the forefront of commercial aviation by consistently investing in the latest aeroplane technology, providing their passengers with an unparalleled flying experience and more sustainable options to travel and deliver goods around the globe."