TOKYO, March 27 Japan's ANA said it
will buy 20 Boeing 777-9X jets as part of a 1.7 trillion
yen ($16.62 billion) order of 70 planes, a relief for the U.S.
planemaker which lost a major order from Japan Airlines
to arch-rival Airbus last year.
ANA's planned orders include six Boeing 777 aircraft and 14
medium-sized Boeing 787-9 aircraft, as well as 30 Airbus
A320neo and A321neo jets.
JAL's multi-billion dollar order of long-haul jets from
Airbus rather than Boeing was a break from decades of tradition.
Boeing holds more than 80 percent of Japan's commercial aviation
($1 = 102.3100 Japanese Yen)
(Reporting by Ritsuko Ando)