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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.”

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."

05 June, 2022

ANA to Introduce Special ANA Future Promise Aircraft to Highlight Commitment to ESG

All Nippon Airways, Japan's largest airline has announced a new initiative featuring two 787 aircraft with a special ANA Future Promiseblank (AFP) livery and special services focused on promoting sustainability and reducing CO2 emissions. This new dedicated initiative comes a year after the launch of the ANA Future Promise, which encompasses activities across environmental, social responsibility and governance areas.

"Sustainability is a central operating principle to our company and the ANA Future Promise demonstrates a commitment to our social responsibility and environmental sustainability goals, and we are excited to get our customers involved and raise awareness in these initiatives with the dedicated AFP 787s," said Shinichi Inoue, President and Chief Executive Officer of ANA. "We previously announced our ambitious ESG goalsblank and this is another milestone to build on the importance that ESG has to our airline and global customers."

The ANA Future Promise aircraft will be introduced later in the fall this year and will be a showcase of ANA's efforts to incorporate sustainability into our services and products.

Two Boeing 787s will be specially painted with a design symbolizing "water and greenery" to convey the concept of sustainability and will be operated on domestic and international routes (one aircraft each).
・As a symbol to highlight the company's commitment to its ongoing ESG initiatives, two 787 aircraft will be unveiled with the ANA Future Promise livery in the fall this year.
・The specially designed aircraft will feature special services and in-flight goods focused on sustainability and handling measures to reduce CO2 emissions.
・ANA will gather the feedback from the customers on the various measures and analyze them in order to expand the efforts to other flights in order to achieve the ANA Group's mid-to-longterm ESG goals.

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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. 

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.

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."

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."

23 December, 2019

ANA to Enhance Airport Communication Services with New Interactive Translator “POCKETALK“

All Nippon Airways (ANA), is bringing the advanced interactive translator POCKETALK® produced by SOURCENEXT to Japanese airports in order to help ANA ground staff and international passengers better communicate. The first POCKETALK® devices will be featured at the lobby and boarding gates of Osaka International Itami Airport starting on December 18, and a total of 200 devices will be featured across all 50 domestic Japanese airports. The introduction of POCKETALK® is the latest effort by ANA to stay at the cutting edge of technological innovation.

The real-time translator will be implemented at all 50 airports in Japan ANA serves, to enable ground staff to communicate in up to 74 languages.

30 October, 2019

40 years of Japanese video game history on ANA

Japan’s largest 5-Star airline, All Nippon Airways, will launch new content, “IS JAPAN COOL? GAME CHRONICLE,” that focuses on Japanese game culture and seeks to increase awareness of Japan’s contributions to this growing industry. 

The content will be part of IS JAPAN COOL? website that is designed to promote international tourism in Japan. With the number of game-centric visitors to Japan on the rise, this website is a vital tool in planning travel itineraries.

18 May, 2019

ANA gets its second A380

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest airline received the second of three Airbus A380 FLYING HONU on May 15th, 2019.

While offering the same high standard of performance, comfort and safety as ANA's other A380 which the airline received in March, this second FLYING HONU plane also has a unique livery. Inspired by the crystal-clear water of the ocean surrounding Hawaii, the green livery depicts the face of a Hawaiian Honu (turtle) with a welcoming smile.

"We are excited to welcome the second A380 into our world-class fleet of aircraft," said Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA. "With its visually distinct livery that evokes the folklore and traditions of Hawaii, and the outstanding features of the A380, the beautiful Emerald Green FLYING HONU lives up to the ANA standard of excellence. We are ready to welcome the plane to Narita Airport so that we can begin operations."

Starting from May 24th, FLYING HONU will begin serving three roundtrips per week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday departure from Tokyo Narita to Honolulu. From July 1, the Honolulu route frequency increases to ten roundtrips per week serviced by the FLYING HONU.

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19 April, 2019

ANA complete A380 test flight to Honolulu

Photo Tadayuki Yoshikawa / Aviation Wire
All Nippon Airways - ANA completed a test flight of its new aircraft, the giant Airbus A380 to Hawaii earlier this week.

The Japanese airline completed the first of two tests between  Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on Wednesday, April 17th ahead of putting the double-decker on the route.

The test flight was completed with two pilots, three ANA staff and three representatives from Japan's Civil Aviation Bureau and is another step towards the carrier's goal of doubling the number of seats between Hawaii and Japan by 2020. ANA operates three flights a day at present using the Boeing 787 aircraft. 

22 March, 2019

Japan’s largest airline introduces fresh podcast “Aoki ‘N Air” that celebrates the spirit of Japan and explores Japanese culture with host Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki                         Photo Business Wire
All Nippon Airways (ANA) unveils a vibrant, engaging and informative podcast “Aoki ‘N Air” featuring longtime partner, two-time Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Steve Aoki. The five-episode podcast explores Japanese culture in an original and authentic way, discussing the topics of travel, art, food, music and fashion. In each episode, Aoki sits down with his long-time manager Dougie Bohay to dive deep into Aoki’s personal perspective on what makes Japanese culture so enticing and unlike any other place. The episodes launch weekly beginning March 21, 2019, and will be available to listen via Spotify.

All Nippon Airways takes delivery of its first A380

Wednesday 20th March was a major date in the history of ANA - All Nippon Airways - as the carrier took delivery of its first Airbus A380 super jumbo aircraft. 

Yes, it has taken a while, yet this week  Japan's largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years has taken delivery of its first A380 at a special ceremony in Toulouse, becoming the 15th operator of the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The delivery ceremony was attended by ANA Holdings President and CEO Shinya Katanozaka and hosted by Airbus CEO Tom Enders.

ANA has ordered three A380s and will operate the aircraft on the popular route between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu from May 24th. Each ANA A380 will feature a special livery depicting the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, also known as the Honu. The livery on the first aircraft is painted in blue, while the second will be green and the third orange.