Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, becoming the launch operator of the version of the aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines.

ANA’s A321neo is configured for 194 passengers with eight premium-class seats and 186 economy-class seats. ANA will start scheduled commercial services on domestic routes from mid-September. The aircraft is the first for the airline to be used on domestic routes equipped with IFE systems for all seats.

ANA currently operates 16 A320 family aircraft, with another 29 on order for future delivery. Parent company ANA Holdings also has three A380s on order, which will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines and delivered from 2019.

Linda Blachly linda.blachly@penton.com