Japan’s All Nippon Airways has decided to place a firm order for another 11 Boeing 787-9s, scheduled for delivery from Japanese Fiscal Year 2018 to FY2021. The order, worth $3.25 billion at list prices, raises ANA’s firm order count to the larger of the two Dreamliner types on offer to 30. The 787 launch customer has so far taken delivery of thirteen 787-8s and awaits delivery of 23 more. In all, it now holds orders for 66 Dreamliners.
The deal softens the blow of Qantas’s recent cancellation of a firm order for 35 Boeing 787-9s worth $8.5 billion at list prices. Plans still call for delivery of the first of fifteen 787-8s to Qantas’s Jetstar subsidiary in the second half of next year, and Qantas opted to move up the delivery timing associated with a set of options and purchase rights on another 50 -8s by two years, to 2016.