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05 September, 2023

Second ANA Pokémon livery jet takes to the skies.

All Nippon Airways and The Pokémon Company have expanded their collaboration with “Pokémon Air Adventures” by launching a second uniquely painted aircraft, the “Eevee Jet NH”.

The design of the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER registration JA784A, shows Eevee who has the potential to evolve into various forms. Eevee and its Evolutions, such as Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon, are depicted decisively moving forward into the future together with Pikachu. With an air of hope, they take off on a journey into the skies together with people flying to new places. The approach underscores ANA’s commitment to inspiring its employees, customers and society to explore endless possibilities with diverse connections that begin in the sky.

It is the second Pokémon-themed jet for Japan's largest airline and will operate on certain routes between 1st September 2023 to 28th October 2023. A mix between Haneda – London, New York and San Francisco.

Executive Vice President EMEA of ANA Katsuya Goto “It is with great joy and excitement that we continue our partnership with Pokémon with this new livery, as well as being part of the wider Pokémon Air Adventures.

It is a great pleasure to welcome passengers at London Heathrow for Eevee Jet NH’s first flight. We hope that many of our European customers will fly the Eevee Jet NH and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to Japan!”

Senior Director of Marketing at The Pokémon Company International Peter Murphy “Partnering with ANA to launch this Eevee Jet NH as the newest addition to the Pokémon Air Adventures programme has been a fantastic collaboration for us and brings us a step closer to our goal of bringing the world together through Pokémon. The Eevee-themed aircraft embodies the spirit of exploration and adventure that Pokémon is known for and we are glad we could bring this magical experience to passengers on their journeys between Tokyo and London.”

13 June, 2023

ANA updates schedule, launches new virtual travel platform and puts latest special Pikachu plane to work.....

All Nippon Airways - ANA has made some updates to its flight schedule, the carrier will resume the Narita - Perth route after a gap of three and a half years. The first flight will operate on 29th October and there will be three rotations per week. 

ANA will continue to operate the Haneda - Beijing route and the Haneda - Shenzhen route, which had been under adjustment.   During the summer season, flights departing from the Tokyo metropolitan area to Singapore will be expanded to four roundtrips per day, with an additional seven roundtrips per week for Narita - Singapore.

The carrier's Pikachu Jet NH has been unveiled and is taking to the skies and will operate on various routes over the network. 

ANA NEO, a metaverse travel service provider announced today the upcoming launch of ANA Granwhale, a virtual travel platform. On June 13, ANA GranWhale will initially be available in Asia (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia). Leveraging the power of virtual travel, this platform aims to enhance the number of inbound travellers to Japan. In contribution to different localities, ANA NEO is committed to promote and facilitating the sale of speciality and regional products through E-Commerce.

The detailed schedule for ANA GranWhale's availability in Japan and other regions will be announced promptly once confirmed.  Initially, ANA GranWhale will be released as a smartphone application on the App Store and Google Play platforms.

ANA GranWhale is a virtual travel platform designed to provide users with a safe and comfortable travelling experience to explore different destinations and cultures around the world by using gaming techniques on the metaverse. On ANA GranWhale, you can create your own avatar and venture on a V-TRIP alongside friends and family or enjoy a unique shopping experience at Sky Mall.

ANA Mileage Club members can use their miles to purchase avatar fashion items and digital goods in "ANA GranWhale" and enjoy other services and special offers. Please take this opportunity to become a member.

21 March, 2023

ANA Holdings and IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan sign comprehensive commercial agreement as part of longstanding strategic alliance

ANA HOLDINGS and IHG Hotels & Resorts have signed a comprehensive agreement. 
The two companies began a strategic alliance in hotel business operations in 2006, developing Japan's first dual-branded hotel by combining the know-how cultivated by the ANA Group and the global brand of IHG Hotels & Resorts. As part of the alliance, a wide range of services are available for ANA Mileage Club members staying at IHG hotels, including special offers on accommodation and restaurants and welcome drink services based on member status.

As demand for flights and hotels are showing signs of recovery, ANA Group and IHG will strengthen collaboration in various fields with a focus on sales and marketing through a new comprehensive agreement that utilizes the ANA Group's airline network and IHG's hotel network. The new programs launching will help raise awareness of the ANA Group’s airline network and the properties of IHG Hotels & Resorts in and out of Japan among not only the members of the loyalty programs, but also non-members, all while enhancing the value of the customer experience.

Both companies will implement joint campaigns throughout the year, including IHG Hotels & Resorts advertisements on ANA flights and at major domestic airports, and offer benefits and promotions for ANA Mileage Club members on the IHG website and mobile app. In addition, to commemorate the agreement, the companies will launch the "IHG ANA Hotels X ANA WOW! Experience Campaign" where customers and guests can win ANA miles or hotel accommodation vouchers.

18 July, 2022

Japan's largest airline finalized order for Boeing 737 MAX jets

The U.S. planemaker Boeing and Japan's largest airline confirmed a deal for 20 737 MAX 8 jets, with options for 20 more and 10 cargo 777 planes. 

All Nippon Airways (ANA)  is the first 737 MAX customer in Japan and the first carrier in Asia to choose the 777-8 Freighter. Despite the announcement today,  the deal is not new, it was previously agreed upon and was listed on the manufacturer's orders list as for an unidentified customer. 

"We are pleased to partner with Boeing to introduce new aeroplanes into our world-class fleet that further our commitment to sustainable aviation," said Koji Shibata, President and CEO of ANA HOLDINGS. "The efficiency, reliability and range capability of the 737 MAX make it an ideal aeroplane to refresh our narrow-body fleet and provide our passengers with the highest level of comfort onboard. In addition, the 777-8 Freighters will add flexibility and efficiency to our air cargo network. The 737 and 777 have long been a mainstay of the ANA fleet, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Boeing with these new aeroplanes."

Air Models have a range of aircraft models, including some special 737 MAX models, including this one in the colours of flydubai.  

Other airlines featured include Air ChinaXiamen Air and China Southern 

"This is a tremendous milestone for ANA and Boeing as the airline has selected the 737-8 and 777-8 Freighter to further strengthen its passenger and cargo operations," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "ANA has remained at the forefront of commercial aviation by consistently investing in the latest aeroplane technology, providing their passengers with an unparalleled flying experience and more sustainable options to travel and deliver goods around the globe."

15 May, 2022

Explore more of Japan with All Nippon Airways via the airasia Super App

All Nippon Airways (ANA) becomes the latest global airline to avail and authorise the sale of their flights on the airasia Super App OTA platform, enabling all users of Asean’s fastest growing super app to explore the best of Japan and more. 

ANA’s expansive fleet has a variety of cabin options, including First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class — a variety of unique options that travellers can choose from. As a Star Alliance member, ANA has partnerships with more than 35 airlines, flying to 50 destinations within Japan and 32 international destinations across Asia, Europe and America.

Amanda Woo, CEO of airasia Super App said, “We are thrilled to welcome another world-renowned airline, ANA, unto our airasia Super App OTA platform, as yet another clear a testament towards our effectiveness and future prospects as a strong marketplace with the right reach for all types of airlines across the region. With more airlines authorising the airasia Super App OTA platform to sell their flights, we are confident that we will continue to see an upward trend on our OTA platform’s current double digit month-on-month growth for bookings from other airlines. 

“We look forward to collaborating with other airlines across the globe to reinvigorate the travel and tourism industry, as the world opens up again. The addition of ANA into our list of notable airlines on the airasia Super App OTA platform is also very timely, in line with Japan’s recent announcement on its plan to reopen its borders to international tourists from June,” added Woo. 

15 February, 2022

ANA HOLDINGS and Joby Partner to Bring Air Taxi Service to Japan

Japan’s largest airline joins forces with leading eVTOL company to establish aerial ridesharing service in Japan
A future journey from Osaka station to Kansai International Airport could be reduced to less than 15 minutes, compared to one hour by car

ANA HOLDINGS, INC. and Joby Aviation, Inc. announced they are forming a partnership that will see Japan’s largest airline join with Joby to bring aerial ridesharing services to Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) also joined the partnership, with the intention of exploring opportunities such as ground-based transportation.

Joby is a California-based company developing an all-electric, five-seat aircraft that can take off and land vertically (eVTOL). With a maximum range of 150 miles (241 kilometers), a top speed of 200 mph (321 km/h) and a low noise profile to allow it to access built-up areas, Joby's piloted aircraft is designed to make convenient, emissions-free air travel an everyday reality. For example, the 31-mile (50 km) journey from Osaka station to Kansai International Airport could take less than 15 minutes by air rather than one hour by car.

ANA and Joby are set to collaborate on all aspects of establishing this revolutionary new form of transportation in Japan, including the development of infrastructure, pilot training, flight operations, air traffic management, public acceptance, and the regulatory requirements to operate. The integration with ground transportation will also be considered, with Toyota supporting the effort. The parties will also conduct joint discussions with relevant private companies as well as local and national governments.

The partners are all existing members of Japan’s Public-Private Conference for the Future Air Mobility Revolution, established by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Investment and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to accelerate the adoption of aerial ridesharing in the country.

29 December, 2021

Cirium released its annual On-time Performance Review 2021 showing All Nippon Airways most on time airline globally........

One of the global leaders in aviation analytics - Cirium, has released its On-Time Performance Review for 2021, with a few surprises along the way, including Delta Air Lines taking the Platinum Award for the world’s best-performing airline of the year for Operational Excellence.

This newly made-up award is presented to an airline with outstanding performance considering the complexity of the airline’s operation, the volume of flights, diversity of its network and other key operational factors.  According to Cirium the Platinum Award is based on a proprietary algorithm that considers an array of parameters and provides an output to compare airlines on a one-to-one basis as far as possible to ensure fairness, accuracy, and integrity.

“It was another challenging year for the aviation industry, however, 2021 was certainly better than 2020, marking the start of the recovery,” said Jeremy Bowen, CEO, Cirium. “Delta Air Lines stood out this year when you consider the carrier’s size, network, and passenger delay minutes, as well as the number of completed flights. It’s an outstanding effort and achievement during a difficult period. All Nippon Airlines (ANA) is recognized as the most on-time airline in the world. Delta, ANA and the regional winners are congratulated.”

Cirium’s 2021 On-Time Performance Review reflects the second half of the year when flight volumes returned. Airlines globally operated nearly 25 million flights, a 10% increase from 2020, but still down 36% compared to 2019.

13 December, 2021

Airbus delivers world's first H160 in Japan

Airbus has delivered the first-ever H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH), heralding a new chapter for this next generation twin-engine helicopter. With 68 patents, the innovative H160 is the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter.

The multi-role H160 was delivered from Airbus’ helicopter facility in Kobe, Japan, where flight training and specialised equipment installation for electronic newsgathering will be performed before the helicopter’s entry into service next year.

“It is an honour to have ANH as our very first H160 operator. I would like to thank ANH for their continued trust and confidence in our helicopters. I’m also very proud of the hard work and dedication of our teams in France and Japan in preparation of the aircraft delivery. I can’t wait to see this next-generation helicopter flying the skies of Japan, playing a key role in the country’s electronic newsgathering market,” said Bruno Even, Airbus Helicopters CEO.

“ANH is excited to be the first in the world to receive this state-of-the-art H160 helicopter to support our electronic news gathering missions,” said Jun Yanagawa, President of ANH. “The electronic news gathering industry is changing rapidly, and we are happy to have the perfect helicopter for our operations, becoming the leading workhorse in our Airbus fleet.”

06 November, 2021

Virgin Orbit and ANA HOLDINGS agreement paves the way for twenty LauncherOne flights from Japan

Virgin Orbit, the responsive launch and space solutions company, along with NextGen Acquisition Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding ANA HOLDINGS to procure twenty flights of the LauncherOne rocket and to lead the effort to provide funds and support for those orbital missions to launch from Japan’s Oita Prefecture. 

ANA HOLDINGS and several of its partners will fund the manufacturing of a new set of the mobile ground support equipment used to prepare Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne system for flights from a pre-existing runway, with a target of making Oita a LauncherOne-ready spaceport by as soon as the end of 2022, pending appropriate regulatory approvals in the United States and Japan.

Japan’s impressive aerospace industry has long been at the forefront of satellite technological innovation. However, the available launch services in Japan – and throughout all of Asia – have always been launched from fixed sites on the ground. Supported by ANA’s premier logistics and transport services, Virgin Orbit is set to change that by bringing air-launch to the Eastern Hemisphere for the first time in history.

By using a customized 747 as its flying launch pad, mobile mission control, and fully reusable first stage, LauncherOne gains a substantial performance boost over a similarly sized ground-launched system. Additionally, the aeroplane’s ability to cover large distances between taking off and releasing the rocket provides both weather resiliency and direct-inject orbital flexibility that until now, has never been available on the Asian market.

Virgin Orbit’s flight-proven air-launch service provides a unique capability for ANA’s customer base in the booming commercial ecosystem for space in Asia. The number of space start-ups in Japan has more than doubled since 2015, driven by increasing level of investment and government activities to energize and accelerate the private sector. The increasing amount of funding and investment in the space industry has encouraged start-ups to venture into space businesses, and legacy companies to expand their offerings – and launch is a critical enabler for those businesses and their future growth.

Koji Shibata, ANA Group Representative Director and Executive Vice President, noted, “ANA is excited to work with Virgin Orbit to offer responsive launch and space solutions services to customers in Japan. Demand for satellite launches in Japan and Asia is rapidly increasing, and it is hoped that the number of launches will be desired by the customers. Virgin Orbit offers something no other launch company can, and that capability will be extremely valuable to the growing space industry in Japan and throughout the region.”

“ANA is a world-class company with an incredible legacy of aerospace innovation, commercial success, and customer satisfaction that makes them an absolutely ideal partner to bring air-launch to Asia,” said Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart. “We are elated to be partnering with such a talented and honoured firm to move space launch forward and serve the rapidly growing need for launch. We look forward to collaborating with ANA to foster the ongoing transformation of the space economy.”

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14 October, 2021

Mixed Fleet Flying for A380 and A320 approved by Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau


                            All Nippon Airways (ANA) is set to introduce Mixed Fleet Flying (MFF) for the A380 and A320 Family following approval by Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). The Japanese carrier is the first operator in the world to introduce the MFF between the two types.

MFF is unique to Airbus aircraft. As a result of flight deck and aircraft control systems, it enables pilots to be certified to operate more than one type from the Airbus fly-by-wire product line on a regular and concurrent basis. At ANA this will enable crews to fly a mixed pattern of short and long haul services.

Airbus commonality extends from the flight deck into the passenger cabin as well, with a maximum use of similar systems, control panels and procedures within the various aircraft families.  The unique level of technical commonality between Airbus fly-by-wire aircraft also streamlines maintenance procedures, resulting in significantly reduced costs.

“We are pleased that A320 and A380 MFF operations were approved by JCAB and that  ANA has become the world’s first airline to introduce it,” said Stéphane Ginoux, Head of North Asia region for Airbus and President of Airbus Japan. “MFF offers airlines increased flexibility and cost-efficiency and has become one of the keys to Airbus’ success. For airlines, the increase in revenue hours flown by pilots due to less standby and downtime results in a significant improvement in productivity.”

MFF also enables airlines to interchange differently sized aircraft at short notice without crew-scheduling difficulties, allowing them to better match aircraft capacity to passenger demand.

ANA Group moving forward with efforts to reduce plastic waste.......

ANA is moving forward with its desire to be zero-waste by 2050 with the phasing out the use of plastic and the next step will see the airline stop providing plastic bags for baggage packing at airports after October 31, 2021.  The plastic bags for strollers and wheelchairs will continue to be provided, although for wheelchairs reusable covers will also be used.  According to the airline's research, this initiative will reduce the number of plastic bags used by approximately 1.96 million bags per year, amounting to approximately 94 tonnes!

"We are committed to enacting policies that establish ANA as an environmental leader in our sector, and the elimination of plastics will further decrease our carbon footprint," said Chikako Miyata, Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Sustainability. "By establishing a timetable that allows us to phase out plastics and replace them with eco-friendly materials, we have created a clear roadmap for the adoption of more sustainable practices. We will continue looking for ways to improve sustainability while offering passengers the comfort and convenience that they have come to expect from ANA."

ANA is also making smaller changes to make a big difference in the levels of waste, by switching straws to paper and moving to cutlery made from FSC certified sustainable wood. Meal trays are also being changed to different biodegradable materials to be more environmentally sound.  

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06 September, 2021

SkyCell expands reach with All Nippon Airways partnership to support growing import needs in Japan

SkyCell, the manufacturer of innovative hybrid pharmaceutical containers, has partnered with All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest airline, to help support pharmaceutical customers shipping in and out of Japan in a safe, secure, and sustainable way. 

The partnership with SkyCell will also see the airline reach more of its sustainability goals. ANA expects there to be stronger demand for sustainability in the future, and can offer its customers more sustainable shipping options through SkyCell.

SkyCell currently has one service centre in Japan that will support the Japanese market with container availability in the country.

SkyCell will be supporting ANA with its dedicated pharmaceutical containers across different temperature ranges to cover customers’ various needs. SkyCell containers maintain internal temperature stability in external conditions from as low as -30°C to as high as +70°C. The complete temperature range includes the deep-frozen container that is able to maintain internal temperatures between -80°C and -60°C for extended periods of time. Thanks to the innovative technology of SkyCell, ANA will be able to utilise full aircraft capacity, mitigating the traditional capacity limitations caused by the use of dry ice by making energy transfer more efficient.

08 March, 2021

ANA Celebrates International Women’s Day part 2

Three members of the ANA Group, Ayako Matsumoto, Naheel Dajany and Yukako Matsumoto share their stories on what it means to be a female professional in a traditionally male-dominated industry. 
Naheel Dajany and her ANA colleagues with the ANA A380 Flying Honu

Being a Woman in the Aviation Industry
Q: In your career with ANA, have you experienced moments that made you keenly aware of being female? If so, what were they?

A. Matsumoto: When I joined ANA, I was surrounded mostly by older men. When I transferred to the Beijing office, I saw women, specifically women who were mothers, assuming large responsibilities. It was such a stimulating environment for me, and I learned that being a woman does not make me special among colleagues. It is a normal occurrence. When I returned to Japan, I became the first woman to join the team that creates digital flight manuals for pilots. I asked my colleagues not to treat me like a woman. I realized that most people treat women delicately and that would prevent me from growing as a professional. I wanted to be recognized as a capable team member, not as the only woman in the office.

Recently, I have been fortunate enough to work with Mayumi Ejima, the vice president of Marketing Communication, through the ANA Space Project. She has guided so many female employees, particularly cabin attendants. She is nurturing, yet sharp and outspoken. I respect her and have so much to learn from her.

Dajany: I started working at ANA on a team in which I was the youngest member, the only non-Japanese person and the only woman. The combination of the three factors quickly made me aware that if I wanted to make an impact, I would have to do better than anybody else.

ANA Celebrates International Women’s Day

ANA Wings Captain Yukako Matsumoto

Today is International Women’s Day, a day when people around the world celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. ANA group has been one of the leading companies to promote diversity and inclusion, and last year, ANA strengthened its commitment by joining the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) “25by2025” campaign. In an effort to bring gender balance to the aviation industry, IATA launched the voluntary “25by2025” campaign where its member airlines commit to improving female representation in certain areas of the industry by a minimum of 25% by 2025.

Three members of the ANA Group, Ayako Matsumoto, Naheel Dajany and Yukako Matsumoto share their stories in this two-part series on what it means to be a female professional in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

25 February, 2020

Boeing secures 20 aircraft deal with ANA

The US planemaker Boeing is reporting it has struck a deal with ANA HOLDINGS INC for the sale of up to 20 Dreamliner aircraft.

According to Boeing, the deal would have been worth over $5 billion at list prices and includes  11 787-10s, a 787-9 and options for 5 787-9s.  ANA will also take 3 three new 787-9 aeroplanes from Atlantis Aviation Corporation.

However, the deal has not yet 100% finalised, but if it is confirmed it will be ANA's sixth order for  Dreamliner family of aircraft.  "Boeing's 787s have served ANA with distinction, and we are proud to expand our fleet by adding more," said Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA and ANA HD. "These planes represent a significant step forward for ANA as we work to make our entire fleet even more eco-friendly and further reduce noise output."

20 February, 2020

ANA Heralds in the Digital Decade by Announcing Major Cargo Distribution Partnership with

Stepping into digital distribution: ANA to offer seamless online cargo booking experience to freight forwarders on leading ebooking platform

Leveraging network effects: to continue its rapid growth by further expanding its global offering

All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest airline, heralds in the new decade by joining leading online platform to offer its cargo customers ebooking capabilities. Furthermore, the airline will profit from’s extensive customer base in Europe and thus, expand its presence in key cargo markets.

“Partnering with leading online booking platform will help to accelerate our ambition to digitally transform our business within the coming years and to focus even more on our customer needs,” said Toshiaki Toyama, Senior Vice President of ANA. “With we enable freight forwarders to book our capacity offers in a fast and frictionless manner, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

31 January, 2020

Airbus’ A380 will continue pleasing passengers on a global scale

The A380, which takes off or lands somewhere in the world every two minutes, will retain its status as a passenger-pleasing aircraft in the years to come thanks to Airbus’ top-level support for the double-deck airliner and its continued use by operators around the globe.

More than 300 million passengers have flown on A380s since the aircraft’s service entry in 2007, with 330-plus flights performed each day by the global fleet – providing ample opportunity for travellers to enjoy the most spacious cabin in the sky. The A380 currently is operated on 150 routes, while 400 airports worldwide are A380-compatible.

Over 240 A380s have been delivered to date. Among the latest operators is All Nippon Airways (ANA), with the Japanese carrier gearing up to receive its third A380 from Airbus, optimising flight services on the highly popular route connecting Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Honolulu in the U.S. Hawaiian Islands.

An unmatched passenger experience

28 January, 2020

ANA Announces Updated Flight Services at Haneda Airport Terminal 2 and Terminal 3

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for seven consecutive years, will start operating both domestic and international flights out of Terminal 2 at Haneda Airport (HND) and continue to serve international flights out of Terminal 3 starting on March 29, 2020. The changes reflect the increase in international flights operated by ANA and will further improve convenience for passengers *1 who will now be able to connect to flights out of Terminal 2.

•ANA to operate international flights out of Terminal 2, starting on March 29, 2020.
•Move set to increase transfer convenience on select ANA international routes.
•ANA to develop notification system that will allow passengers to check their departure terminal in real time.

“ANA has expanded its international service in order to meet the growing demand for travel to Japan, and the changes at Haneda Airport will equip us to meet passenger needs,” said Masaki Yokai, Senior Vice President of ANA. “We are excited about the prospect of strengthening our ability to offer convenient and efficient travel to our growing customer base.”

Terminal 3 was formerly known as the International Terminal, and its new name was initially announced in February 2019. Officials at Haneda Airport chose to rename the terminal to simplify the flight experience for passengers. In light of these changes, ANA encourages passengers to check which terminal their flight will depart from before arriving at the airport.

11 January, 2020

ANA is expanding its fleet for the Narita-Honolulu route with a third A380. It also saw passenger numbers rise up in November.

The addition of new aircraft will allow for ANA to service all flights on the Tokyo Narita-Honolulu route with its customized Airbus A380s.

"Double Daily" service is scheduled to begin on July 1 upon the reception of ANA's third A380 from Airbus.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) confirmed this week it will be launching the third of its specially designed "FLYING HONU" Airbus A380 aircraft, allowing it to offer both daily flights between Narita and Honolulu on these unique aircraft. 

ANA currently provides two flights daily on the Narita-Honolulu route, with 10 flights served by Airbus A380s and four operated by Boeing 777s. Starting on July 1st, ANA will begin simultaneously operating its three Airbus A380s to support the increase in round trips on these aircraft from 10 to 14 per week. 

"We took great care in the design of our FLYING HONUs to add touches such as family-friendly seating and a custom interior that make it well suited to the Narita-Honolulu route," said Seiichi Takahashi, Senior Vice President of ANA. "Combined with design cues from Hawaiian culture, the unparalleled comfort and capacity of the FLYING HONUs will allow ANA to provide unrivalled service and efficiency on this increasingly prominent route. ANA's efforts to offer a unique flight experience for passengers travelling between Tokyo and Honolulu is just one of the steps that we have taken to ensure that we continue elevating our standards of service."

02 January, 2020

The world's most punctual airline in 2019 was............................................Aeroflot


Cirium has just revealed the world’s most on-time airlines and airports during 2019 - with the Russian carrier Aeroflot named as the world’s most punctual mainline airline and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International is the world’s most on-time airport

Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review 2019 also awards 
Aeroflot the most punctual European airline
Runners-up include All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Delta Air Lines, 
with Delta the most on-time airline in North America
The most on-time global network airline is LATAM Airlines
The most on-time Low-Cost Carrier is Japan’s StarFlyer

        Russia’s Aeroflot has been named as the world’s most on-time mainline airline in the annual On-Time Performance (OTP) Review released today by travel data and analytics expert Cirium.

The OTP Review identifies the world’s best-performing airlines and airports for on-time flight operations in 2019. According to the long-running analysis by Cirium, which provides the definitive ranking of the top ten most on-time airlines and airports globally, by size and region, 86.7 per cent of Aeroflot’s flights operated on time in 2019.

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) came in second place with 86.3 per cent of its flights on time. Last year’s winner, Delta Air Lines, took third place in the global category with 85.7 per cent of flights arriving on time but topped the ranking in the North America category in both mainline and network*.

Meanwhile, Latin American airline LATAM clinches top ranking of the global network airline category with 86.7 per cent of the flights in its network arriving on time.

The 2019 Review also reveals that the most punctual airline in Europe is also Aeroflot. In the Asia Pacific, ANA takes top spot; Copa Airlines is most on time in Latin America; and in the Middle East and Africa, Qatar Airways beats Emirates to top ranking.

Japanese airline StarFlyer is named the world’s most punctual low-cost carrier with 91.4 per cent of flights arriving on-schedule**.

Cirium’s OTP Review also identifies the world’s most punctual airport, with Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International (SVO) operating the most on-schedule departing flights, with 95 per cent being on time.