All Nippon Airways announced Tuesday its plans to begin daily, nonstop flights between San Jose and Tokyo.

Growth in traveler demand accelerated the schedule from the current five weekly flights, which resumed on June 1, to seven weekly flights, according to an ANA press release.  Prior to resuming flights, the Dreamliners experienced two worrisome battery incidents in January, which interrupted service of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner until the planes’ battery systems were changed and recertified to fly. Starting July 10, the Dreamliner will take off from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and land at Narita International Airport in Tokyo seven days a week.

Masaki Yokai, ANA’s general manager for San Jose and San Francisco, said the timing is right to increase flights based on an increase in passengers and timely flight arrivals.  “We hope the daily operation will further improve convenience for our passengers,” he added. 

San Jose Director of Aviation Bill Sherry said he is pleased ANA is getting back to the original plan. 

“This is really good news for Silicon Valley travelers who, within two weeks of service resumption, are demonstrating how much they want this innovative aircraft service and easy connections between their hometown airport and Tokyo and Asia,” Sherry continued.

ANA was the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues in 2011, and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers in 2012. Mineta has been noted as one of the most technologically advanced airports in the nation, having the first terminal awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification for environmental sustainability.

The Dreamliner is equipped with 46 seats in business class, and 112 seats in economy class. From Tokyo, travelers can connect to Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Delhi, Singapore, Taipei and other Asia destinations, according to ANA.