All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, becoming the first airline to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 services on domestic Japanese routes in August.

ANA president and CEO Osamu Shinobe called the 787 a “key element in our growth strategy.  The new 787-9 will build on the exceptional efficiency of the 787-8 and will allow us to meet growing demand that is anticipated ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.”

ANA was the launch customer for the Dreamliner and started its first 787-8 operation in October 2011. In September 2012, ANA placed an order for 11 787-9s, after swapping out four -8s for -9s.

With this delivery, ANA will have 29 787s in its fleet.