ANA to Connect Silicon Valley and Tokyo with 787 Service

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ANA 787 Taxis Under Rainbow from Water Cannon Salute at Sea-Tac Airport

ANA to Launch San Jose to Tokyo-Narita Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Flights

Southwest Airlines may have the bragging rights when it comes to the “nerd-bird” — the “nerd-bird” flights are made-up of daily non-stop flights between San Jose (SJC) in Silicon Valley and Austin-Bergstrom Intl (AUS), the high-tech center of Texas. The name was coined a number of years ago when American Airlines operated the route.

However, Japan’s All Nippon Airways is about to shake things up with new non-stop flights between Silicon Valley’s San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT). The flights will operate five days a week on Boeing’s new high-tech 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

ANA will be the second airline to have operated San Jose to Tokyo – the route was initially flown by American Airlines on the larger Boeing 777-200 aircraft, but American was unable to turn a profit with San Francisco International Airport (SFO) being nearby. The Boeing 777-200 was simply too large an aircraft for the route at the time.

The Boeing 787-8 is a smaller, fuel-efficient twin-jet widebody that’s right-sized for the route. As the city of San Jose is in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to many world-renown technology corporations, including Japanese companies, the route is in high demand. The new flight out of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) will enable ANA to serve global travelers between Silicon Valley and Japan and other Asian destinations.

ANA – San Jose to Tokyo-Narita Timetable

City Pair
Departs Arrives Flight + Frequency
San Jose (SJC) to Tokyo (NRT) 11:45am 4:10pm +1 NH1075 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Tokyo (NRT) to San Jose (SJC) 5:35pm 10:10am NH1076 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

All Times Are Based on Local Time Zones
+1 = Next Day Arrival
Between March 10 and March 30, flights will arrive in San Jose one hour later
Aircraft: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (Business Class 46 Seats, Economy Class 112 Seats)
 
ANA was not only involved in the development of the Boeing 787, but was the launch carrier. The airline celebrated the first anniversary of Dreamliner Flights on November 1, 2012.

The airline currently operates a fleet of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and operates 12 Japanese domestic routes and three international routes with the aircraft. The current international routes are Tokyo-Haneda (HND) to Frankfurt (FRA), Tokyo-Haneda (HND) to Beijing (PEK), and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) to Seattle (SEA).

Silicon Valley’s San Jose will be ANA’s second Boeing 787 Dreamliner gateway in the US and ANA’s fourth international destination with 787 service.

ANA 787-8 Dreamliner Seatmap and Aircraft Information

ANA Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Long-Haul Seat Map | Air Travel News

ANA Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Long-Haul Seat Map

The Dreamliner is a game-changer when it comes to long-haul air transportation. The aircraft offers larger windows, lower cabin pressure and cleaner cabin air for a more comfortable travel experience.

The aircraft is able to fly routes such as San Jose to Tokyo because of its fuel efficiency and lower operating costs. When ANA launched the Dreamliner, it was anticipated that the 787 would save 20% in fuel for each international flight — the savings amount was exceeded at 21% per flight. ANA’s Boeing 787 aircraft are powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 Engines.


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