ANA set to place order for Airbus and Boeing aircraft

Following a board meeting, All Nippon Airways (ANA) Holdings Inc has voted in favor of ordering 48 new narrowbody aircraft from Airbus and Boeing.

Although the order has been placed by ANA Holdings, not all the aircraft will be taken by the mainline airline. Peach, ANA’s low-cost unit, will be receiving the 18 A320neo aircraft as well as the eight expected later this year. The airline also has orders for two A321LRs which were ordered during the 2018 Farnborough Airshow.

ANA has not disclosed what engine out of the CFM LEAP-1A and Pratt and Whitney PW1100G GTF will power Peach’s A320neo Family fleet.

ANA will receive up to 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s (20 firm + 10 options) from April 2021 to replace their existing fleet of 47 737 Next Generation (NG) aircraft and to compliment their existing and on order fleet of Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The order for the 737 MAX 8 is the first for Japan, as noted by ANA.

Additionally, ANA has invested $95 million to acquire a 9.5% stake in PAL Holdings – parent company of Philippine Airlines. The strong future growth potential in the Philippine aviation market was the primary reason for this investment according to statement from ANA Holdings Inc.

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