ANA Introduces A321neo
～ First ANA domestic flight to have personal seat monitor ～
Tokyo, September 7, 2017 - Today, All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and only 5-Star airline, became the country's first carrier to take delivery of an Airbus A321neo (new engine option). The aircraft was handed over in Hamburg, Germany on September 5th(local time). The very first A321neo will arrive in Japan on September 8th (local time) and is scheduled to begin service on Japan domestic routes to/from Tokyo/HANEDA Airport starting mid-September.
Compared to its current version, the A321ceo (current engine option), the A321neo achieves 15% better fuel efficiency (*1). Currently, there are only four companies in the world that are operating the A321neo, and ANA will become the first in Japan. By the end of FY2023, ANA is planning to receive eight more of the A320neo (total of 11), twenty-one more of the A321neo (total of 22), and three of the A380 (total of 3).
ANA has configured its A321neo with eight seats in Premium Class and 186 in Economy Class. Premium Class features power-adjustable seats, while all seats in both classes have personal seat monitors, which is the first for ANA to have on its Japan domestic flights. "ANA Wi-Fi Service" is also available, and by adding a 194 seater aircraft to its fleet variation, ANA aims to better respond to the day by day varying demand with the most sufficient sized aircraft.
With this new A321neo, ANA will continue to enhance customer convenience and provide a safe and pleasant journey to all passengers onboard.
*1 According to Airbus official materials.
Naheel Dajany, Miku Kaminogo ANA Corporate Communications TEL +81-3-6735-1111
ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 87 international routes and 121 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 250 aircraft. In FY2016, it carried 52.1 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.77 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999, and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes, and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and in 2017 was awarded five stars for the fifth consecutive year by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.