ANA to be the Official Airline Sponsor of
the Myanmar National Football team
～ANA will support Myanmar's most popular sport, Football～
TOKYO, November 29, 2017 - ANA will sign a sponsorship agreement with the Myanmar Football Federation on December 1, 2017 ,which will make ANA the only official airline sponsor of the Myanmar national team, ANA will help lead Myanmar's team toward further growth. This will mark the first time for ANA to be a sponsor of national football team as official airline sponsor. ANA is also planning to host football clinics for children living in Myanmar, with lessons given by members of the Myanmar National Team.
The Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) was founded on May 17, 1947, and joined FIFA in 1952. It is one of the founding members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) which was formed in 1954. The Myanmar national team has long been a strong team in the Southeast Asia region, with a history of having won the Southeast Asian Games five times in a row. The team still continues to demonstrate marked growth.
ANA has contributed toward providing convenient access between Japan and Myanmar, a country that is showing tremendous economic growth among the ASEAN nations, by operating first direct regular flight between Japan and Myanmar in 1996. Currently we have regular daily direct flight between Narita and Yangon. ANA Group has also been accepting trainees for airport ground handling from Myanmar at Narita Airport and has contributed toward talent development in aviation industry in Myanmar.
ANA is committed to conveying the beauty and potential of sports by supporting various sporting activities, and hopes for a bright and successful future for Myanmar's National Football team.
Contact: ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111, email@example.com
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.