First 787 Dreamliner flight to be between Tokyo and Hong Kong
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Travelers who want to be the first to fly on Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner will be able to book a special package with Japanese airline ANA.
The carrier, which will be the first to receive the 787, announced July 25 that the first paid flight available for the public will be the short hop between Tokyo Narita and Hong Kong.
A package tour will be announced by ANA on a special minisite in the coming weeks and is believed to be scheduled for October, roughly a month after the aircraft is delivered to ANA.
For those who don't want to travel to Hong Kong, two special hour-long flights above Tokyo will be made available for members of ANA's Mileage Card loyalty program members to book.
After the first flights, the 787 Dreamliner will enter regular domestic service in Japan, says ANA, either between Tokyo Haneda and Okayama or Tokyo Haneda and Hiroshima.
The new aircraft is the first to be built using composite materials and offers considerable environmental advantages, as well as a better pressurization of the cabin and more interior space to increase comfort for passengers.
Although ANA will be the first to fly it, other airlines also awaiting delivery in the near future include Air India, China Southern, Japan Airlines and Royal Air Maroc.
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 3 Priest warns pupils the 'Charlie Charlie Challenge' is 'demonic activity'
- 4 Iran launches anti-Isis cartoon competition 'to expose true nature of Islamic State'
Does Ryanair charge for allocated seating?
Inside Travel: Greece 2015 Q&A - should we cancel our Greek holiday? Are our flights safe? And what will we be spending there?
Travel in London expected to grind to halt in taxi driver slowdown against Uber
The most powerful passports in the world
The 10 Best lightweight luggage
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
£32K: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Dining Room Head Chef to work for one of ...
£27K: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Pastry Sous Chef / Experienced Pastry Che...
£24K + Excellent Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking an Events Coordinator ...
Salary 42,000: Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales: The CEO is responsible ...