Dreamliner Dazzles Passengers in First Flight to Hong Kong

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All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) has made history by successfully transitting its first paying passengers from Tokyo to Hong Kong via Boeing Co.'s 747 Dreamliner aircraft.

All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) has made history by successfully transitting its first paying passengers from Tokyo to Hong Kong via Boeing Co.'s 747 Dreamliner aircraft.

Shinichiro Ito, ANA president and chief executive, has described the maiden voyage of the brand new Dreamliner as a "game changer," saying that the airliner has set a new benchmark in air travel.

The world's first carbon-composite airliner does not have the capability to fly faster than other passenger planes in the market today, but it is specifically designed to make hours of flight more desirable for paying customers.

The technological flagship also offers a 20 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and a 30 percent reduction in maintenance costs.

The continuing pressure on budget carriers to profit, while saving on fuel costs have forced Boeing and European rival Airbus to adapt with the technology in order to keep within the competition.

Meanwhile, the lucky 240 passengers on board were treated with the main cabin's ambient lighting engineered to lull them to sleep.

Likewise, the cabin also boasts higher air pressure that will make the interior feel like 6,000 feet rather than the 8,000 feet on other jetliners.

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