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Press Release
ANA Wins Global Traveler Magazine’s GT Tested “Best Airline to Japan” Award
~ ANA receives highest evaluation from GT readers ~

Los Angeles, December 2, 2009 – ANA has been selected as GT Tested Awards “Best Airline to Japan” by the readers of Global Traveler magazine. All award winners, including ANA, will be featured in the upcoming December 2009 Global Traveler Awards issue and the official GT Tested Awards reception will take place on January 21, 2010 in New York City at the Andaz Wall Street.

“We are truly thrilled to have been voted ‘Best Airline to Japan’ by the readers of Global Traveler. It’s a real honor,” said Mr. Tomonori Ishii, Senior Vice President, ANA, The Americas. “ANA continually strives to provide exceptional experiences in the sky, going above and beyond, and we truly appreciate our customers’ patronage. Looking forward, as part of those efforts and always striving to exceed customers’ expectations, ANA has recently introduced innovative products and services under its new brand concept, ‘Inspiration of Japan,’ which will begin on February 20, 2010 on our Narita-New York route.”

Global Travelers GT Tested Awards survey was conducted from January-August 2009 via magazine insert, direct mail questionnaire, as well as online. Only responses that answered a minimum of 50% of survey questions were counted; 25,951 total responses counted.

"I am pleased to welcome All Nippon Airways into our GT Tested Survey. ANA's outstanding service and world-class product have earned them the title of ‘Best Airline to Japan.’ They are the first recipients of this award," said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. "Our readers are frequent luxury travelers who know their stuff; you can guarantee ANA is one of the absolute best out there based on our reader's opinions. And, a large group of our readers regularly travel to Japan, so they know the best of what’s available. I offer my sincere congratulations to ANA."

About Global Traveler
Global Traveler is a business travel publication that takes into account the sophisticated lifestyle interests of today's executive travelers. Global Traveler is the publication of choice among seasoned business travelers. Global Traveler is the only ABC-audited American magazine for the international business traveler, with ABC paid circulation of 107,140+. The magazine is also the only ABC-audited magazine independently measured by MediaMark Research (MRI). No other monthly magazine in its category boasts a higher audited circulation or page count.

About ANA
ANA (All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.) is a leading Japanese provider of air transportation services, with the highest priorities on exceptional service and safe operations, carrying more than 47 million passengers a year. ANA operates as one of the world’s largest airlines, serving 128 domestic Japanese routes with 912 daily flights and 34 international and regional routes to 10 countries in Asia, Europe and North America, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Honolulu.

As a member of Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, ANA passengers enjoy access to a network of approximately 1071 airport destinations in 171 countries, and reciprocal benefits such as mileage accrual and reception and lounge access.

ANA Public Relations, Justin C. Massey:
ANA Wins Global Traveler Magazine’s GT Tested “Best Airline to Japan” Award