Dreamliner begins daily flights from Seattle to Tokyo

Dreamliner begins daily flights from Seattle to Tokyo

Credit: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images

All Nippon Airways' (ANA) Boeing new 787 Dreamliner jet leaves the Narita international airport on its first commercial flight at Narita city, Chiba prefecture, suburban Tokyo on October 26, 2011. Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner was to make its first commercial flight to Hong Kong, giving a handful of deep-pocketed passengers the chance to fly into history on what is touted as an aviation breakthrough. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:39 AM

SEATAC, Wash. -- All Nippon Airways puts a Boeing 787 into daily service Monday on the Tokyo-Seattle route.

The flight from Tokyo is scheduled to arrive just before 11 a.m. at Sea-Tac Airport. It departs just after 1 p.m.

A number of airline, Boeing and Port of Seattle officials will be on hand to celebrate the event.

ANA was Boeing's launch customer for the 787, a fuel-efficient widebody twinjet. The airline started the Seattle-Tokyo route in July, using a Boeing 777.

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