ANA 747-400

About All Nippon Airways Boeing 747-400

The maximum seats in the cabin

All Nippon Airways is the one of biggest Airline in Japan based at Tokyo. They don’t have any 747-400s at the moment.

ANA was growing up in 1980s and they planned to increase for international routes especially North American routes. They already had some 747 classic in fleet. Also 747-200B could operation for long haul flight.

In 1986, Boeing announced to products for new 747 series, It is 747-400. ANA already ordered 3 of 747-200B but they changed to order for 747-400 from 747-200B. ANA introduced total 23 747-400 series until 2000.

The half of their 747-400 typed for domestic. They ordered 747-400D × 11 and 3 of 747-400 was converted to domestic type due to high demand in Japanese domestic routes. In 2002, They recorded for maximum seats about 594 seats in the cabin and there was only Economy seats in summer of 2002.

ANA did retirement all of International type of 747-400 in March 2011. After that They only had 747-400D entered to high demand domestic routes and retirement in March 2014.

All Nippon Airways 747-400 History

In 1988, They changed to order for 747-400 from 747-200B. And the first aircraft (JA8094) delivered on August 28, 1990. They entered to familiar flight on domestic flight for half of the year.

ANA 747-400 entered to first International flight on March 9, 1991. It was flight to Washington D.C. from Tokyo (Narita). After that 747-400 was becoming to flagship of ANA.

ANA also ordered for domestic type of 747-400, It called 747-400D. ANA entered 747-400D to high demand domestic routes based in Tokyo(Haneda). 747-400D is main fleet on ANA domestic routes in 1990s and 2000s.

In 2007, ANA decided to make plans for retirement schedule of 747-400 series. The first aircrft (JA8094) was retirement from the fleet in 2007. She was flying on ANA for 17 years.

In 2011, ANA did all of Normal type 747-400s retirement from their International routes. The final commercial flight was Paris to Tokyo (Narita) by NH206 on January 3rd, 2011.

ANA continued operation for only domestic routes by 747-400D. But ANA decided to all of 747-400D retirement until March 2014. ANA did many special events of 747-400 retirement especially flight to Osaka(Itami) was one of the best memorial flight on Japanese aviation histories.

Finally ANA did final flight for 747-400 series on March 31,2014. The flight was NH126 Naha to Tokyo(Haneda) then ANA 747-400s finished her long fleet history. She made many memories and grew up the airline.

Here is timetable about Qantas 747-400 history.

26/01/1986 First ordered for 747-400(-400×1)
28/08/1990 First ANA 747-400 delivered (JA8094)
01/11/1990 ANA 747-400 entered to first commercial flight (HND-FUK)
31/01/1992 First ANA 747-400D delivered (JA8099)
12/09/1993 Special livery “Marine Jumbo” debut (JA8963)
11/12/1995 The final 747-400D delivered (JA8966)
02/07/1998 Special livery “ANA Pokemon Jet” debut. It was started of long history for ANA Pokemon Jet livery series
28/06/2000 The final 747-400 delivered (JA405A)
xx/01/2003 Two of 747-400 (JA401A,JA402A) converted to domestic type due to high demand of domestic flights
17/04/2007 First ANA 747-400 retirement from the fleet (JA8094)
03/01/2011 The final commercial flight operated by 747-400 JA8958 (NH206 CDG-NRT)
06/03/2011 The final flight of ANA 747-400.It was special flight of ANA International flight 25th anniversary GUM-NRT NH1987 operated by JA8958
31/08/2011 First ANA 747-400D (without convert type) retirement from fleet (JA8963)
12/01/2014 Special flight to Osaka(Itami). This airport limited operations for 747-400
on commercial flight since 2006.
16/03/2014 Retirement special flight to Kumamoto and did touch and go at Kumamoto
31/03/2014 Final flight of ANA 747-400 series. The flight was NH126 OKA-HND (JA8961)
16/04/2014 JA8961 flew out to Tupelo located in USA for part of scrap

Past operations

ANA 747-400 series was main aircraft of their high demand International and Domestic routes.

They entered to long haul flight (EU and North America) by 747-400 in 1990s and start of 2000s. But ANA entered to their new fleet 777-300ER on long haul flights. The ANA 747-400 was decreased the some of long faul flights.

Here is main routes of ANA 747-400 in 2000s

  • Tokyo(Narita) – Frankfurt
  • Tokyo(Narita) – Paris
  • Tokyo(Narita) – London
  • Tokyo(Narita) – Frankfurt
  • Tokyo(Narita) – Hong Kong
  • Tokyo(Narita) – New York(JFK)
  • Tokyo(Narita) – Los Angeles
  • Tokyo(Narita) – Washington D.C.
  • Tokyo(Narita) – Chicago

ANA also has 747-400D and entered to domestic routes.

They entered to mainly of high demand routes, sometimes they entered to middle class airport depending on the season.

In 2000s, Tokyo(Haneda)-Naha route had many flights on the day and all of flights were operated by 747-400 especially summer season.

Here is main routes of ANA 747-400D in 2000s

  • Tokyo(Haneda) – Osaka(Itami)
  • Tokyo(Haneda) – New Chitose
  • Tokyo(Haneda) – Naha
  • Tokyo(Haneda) – Fukuoka
  • Tokyo(Haneda) – Hiroshima
  • Tokyo(Haneda) – Hakodate
  • Tokyo(Haneda) – Kagoshima
  • Tokyo(Haneda) – Komatsu

How is the ANA 747-400 aircraft now?

Almost 747-400Ds scrapped at Tupelo Airport after ferried from Tokyo(Haneda). ANA has 14 747-400D and all of aircraft are already scrapped until 2015.

But almost 747-400s still operations around the world. Some of 747-400s converted to the freighter at Tel Aviv (BDSF style). They are operating at Air Atlanta Icelandic, Atlas Air and Suparna Airlines.

Some of 747-400s are still flying for passenger type at Saudia. Saudia is using for Haji charter flights based at Jeddah. And two of 747-400 operated by Atlas Air with gold livery.

Boeing 747-481

Registration Aircraft Type LN MSN Engines Config Delivery Retirement S/C Aircraft Name Remarks
JA8094 747-481 805 24801 GE CF6-80C2B1F 28/08/1990 17/04/2007 Current operator is Air Atlanta Icelandic (TF-AMP)
JA8095 747-481 812 24833 GE CF6-80C2B1F 10/10/1990 11/04/2008 Current Operator is Atlas Air (N429MC)
JA8096 747-481 832 24920 GE CF6-80C2B1F 05/02/1991 24/07/2009 Already scrapped at Cotswold Airport on late 2016
JA8097 747-481 863 25135 GE CF6-80C2B1F 11/07/1991 09/10/2009 Already scrapped at Cotswold Airport on Apr 2016
JA8098 747-481 870 25207 GE CF6-80C2B1F 21/08/1991 09/12/2010 Current operator is Suparna Airlines (B-2437)
JA8958 747-481 928 25641 GE CF6-80C2B1F 21/08/1992 26/05/2011 The final aircraft of 747-400 for ANA. Current operator is Saudi Arabian Airliens (TC-ACG)
JA8962 747-481 979 25645 GE CF6-80C2B1F 03/06/1993 25/01/2011 ex)ANA Pockemon Jet U.S. Version Current operator is Saudi Arabian Airlines (TC-ACF)
JA401A 747-481 1133 28282 GE CF6-80C2B1F 13/11/1997 24/07/2008 Coverted to 747-400D on Mar 2003. Current operator is Suparna Airlines (B-2435)
JA402A 747-481 1142 28283 GE CF6-80C2B1F 29/01/1998 25/04/2007 Converted to 747-400D on Mar 2003. Current operator is Suparna Airlines (B-2432)
JA403A 747-481 1199 26262 GE CF6-80C2B1F 25/02/1999 24/06/2008 Current operator is Saudi Arabian Airlines (TF-AAC)
JA404A 747-481 1204 29263 GE CF6-80C2B1F 30/03/1999 25/04/2007 Current operator is Atlas Air (N263SG)
JA405A 747-481 1250 30322 GE CF6-80C2B1F 28/06/2000 31/10/2007 Current operator is Atlas Air (N322SG)

Boeing 747-481D

Registration Aircraft Type LN MSN Engines Config Delivery Retirement S/C Aircraft Name Remarks
JA8099 747-481D 891 25292 GE CF6-80C2B1F 13/01/1992 07/05/2012 Current operator is Air Atlanta Icelandic (TF-AMP)
JA8955 747-481D 914 25639 GE CF6-80C2B1F 12/05/1992 26/11/2008 Written-off at DMK on Aug 3,2008 by fire accident
JA8956 747-481D 920 25640 GE CF6-80C2B1F 09/06/1992 14/12/2012 Flower Jumbo Broken up at TUP early 2013
JA8957 747-481D 927 25642 GE CF6-80C2B1F 15/07/1992 28/10/2013 Pikachu Jumbp Broken up at TUP on 2014
JA8959 747-481D 952 25642 GE CF6-80C2B1F 11/01/1993 15/10/2012 Broken up at TUP
JA8960 747-481D 972 25643 GE CF6-80C2B1F 11/05/1993 31/03/2014 Broken up at TUO on Dec 2014
JA8961 747-481D 975 25644 GE CF6-80C2B1F 13/05/1993 18/04/2014 Final aircraft of 747-400D for ANA also all of 747-400 series for ANA
JA8963 747-481D 991 25647 GE CF6-80C2B1F 31/08/1993 03/08/2011 ex)Marine Jumbo Broken up at TUP
JA8964 747-481D 996 27163 GE CF6-80C2B1F 24/03/1994 16/11/2011 ex)Pokemon Jet 1999 Broken up at TUP
JA8965 747-481D 1060 27436 GE CF6-80C2B1F 24/04/1995 28/06/2013 ex)Snoopy Jet and ANA Pokemon Jet Broken up at UTP
JA8966 747-481D 1066 27442 GE CF6-80C2B1F 11/12/1995 20/01/2014 Broken up at TUP