ANA to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of International Service with Special Services on March 3, 2016

2015 Saw Important Milestone in Surpassing 100 Million Passengers
on International Flights


TOKYO, February 17, 2016 - On March 3, 2016, ANA will celebrate 30 years of international flights since its inaugural flight from Tokyo to Guam on March 3, 1986. Since then ANA has continued to expand its international route network, and now flies to 59 routes spanning 39 cities (*1). ANA launched four new international routes in FY2015 (*2), and has already announced new routes to Wuhan in central China and Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia in FY2016.

The 2015 year saw an important ANA achievement that passed another major milestone by exceeding 100 million passengers on ANA international flights.

In addition to its robust international route network, ANA has also developed a stellar reputation for quality. In 2012, the world’s leading Airline and Airport review site SKYTRAX awarded ANA as the first and only Japanese airline to be recognized with the highest 5-Star rating, and the airline has successfully maintained this prestigious standing for three consecutive years.

ANA remains committed to further expanding its network of international flights, harnessing its international business as a pillar to growth while continually working to improve product and service quality in order to provide safe, high-quality flight experiences to passengers from around the world.

(*1) As of March 3, 2016
(*2) Narita to Houston, Kuala Lumpur, Brussels, Haneda to Sydney

 
30th Anniversary Services on March 3rd

1.  Anniversary souvenir
ANA will hand out ANA branded furoshiki (wrapping cloth) to all passengers on flights departing Japan on March 3rd as a gesture of gratitude and Japanese-style hospitality.
 
2.  Flights with cabin attendants wearing past uniforms
ANA's current uniform is the 10th generation. ANA will be operating a special flight with cabin attendants wearing all past uniforms on ANA Flight 6, from Narita to Los Angeles, on March 3rd.
 
3.  ANA Special Parfait
Limited to the 30th anniversary on March 3rd, ANA will bring back one of its most popular in-flight offerings, the ANA Original Parfait, to be served in First and Business Class on flights departing Japan to Europe and the USA, excluding Honolulu and late-night departure flight.
 
4.  Special In-Flight Menus
ANA is teaming up with chefs and collaboration partners to serve the following special dishes on a selection of flights on March 3rd only:
•   Narita - Washington ANA Flight 2
Hand-rolled sushi from ANA's chef in First and Business class*.
*For Business Class, pre-rolled sushi will be served upon request.
 
•   Narita - Los Angeles ANA Flight 6
ANA's chef will serve the ANA original parfait mentioned above, in First and Business class.
 
•   Haneda - Paris ANA Flight 215
A chef from Pierre Hermé will serve a Pierre Hermé original parfait in Business class.
 
•   Narita - Singapore ANA flight 845
Staff from IPPUDO will serve Soraton ramen noodles in Business class.
 
 

Contact: Ryosei Nomura and Maho Ito, ANA Corporate Communication, TEL; +81-3-6735-1111

About ANA
ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 81 international routes and 112 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 240 aircraft. In FY2014, it carried 50.4 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.71 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 2015 was awarded five stars for the third 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.

 
 
ANA to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of International Service with Special Services on March 3, 2016