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First Boeing 787 on Seattle-Tokyo route lands at Sea-Tac

The Associated Press

SEATAC, Wash. — Fire trucks spraying rainbows of water Monday morning greeted the first All Nippon Airways 787 to land in commercial service at Sea-Tac Airport.

The Dreamliner took its passenger to a terminal gate and prepared for its afternoon departure back to Tokyo.

A number of airline, Boeing and Port of Seattle officials were on hand to celebrate daily service with the 787 on the Seattle-Tokyo route event.

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