ANA Collaborates with Endeavor - The World's Largest
Entrepreneur Support Body
～Adding support for Business Entrepreneurs to its
"BLUE WING" Program～
～The first airline in Asia to provide official flight support～
TOKYO, November 27, 2017 - ANA, Japan's largest and recipient of a 5-Star rating for five consecutive years from SKYTRAX World Airline Rating, is now supporting Endeavor's high impact entrepreneurs with air travel through ANA's "BLUE WING" program. ANA's support will allow Endeavor's entrepreneurs to focus on developing high impact global business without the cost constraints usually associated with air travel.
Endeavor is a global nonprofit organization that pioneered the concept of high-impact entrepreneurship in growth economies and continues to lead the movement to discover and accelerate high-impact entrepreneurism around the world. Endeavor's entrepreneurs have scaled their businesses and positively contributed to significant wealth and job creation in nearly every industry and region around the world. Currently, Endeavor's network stretches across 30 offices in 27 countries, and has generated 8 billion dollars and 600,000 jobs.
ANA's "BLUE WING" program is a unique initiative partnering airline and customer to provide support for Changemakers and aid their challenges across the world to make it a better place.
Since 2014, ANA has supported "Ashoka Japan", an organization that supports social entrepreneurs across the world, through the "BLUE WING" program. So far, we were only able to support social entrepreneurs, but with this new partnership, we are now also able to also support business entrepreneurs, and we will continue to pursue activities that will make a better world.
To drive transformative social impact, Endeavor selects high impact entrepreneurs from each region based on their talent, potential, and leadership, and the positive impact they can have on the region. Anyone public who is interested in supporting Changemakers selected by Endeavor can help change the world by sharing the contents of ANA's original program, "BLUE WING". ANA is proud to introduce this partnership with Endeavor as it not only supports Changemakers, but also helps connect global audiences with various social initiatives and empower them to be able to further contribute to initiatives they care about.
"Currently only 6% of the global population use airplanes as a means of transportation. When we were thinking about how we could further promote the use of air travel, we realized that ANA has the means to contribute beyond the airline industry and support broader initiatives that make the wider society as a whole better. Specifically, as an airline, we can close gaps such as distance, culture, and income around the world, and also achieve our corporate mission of 'connecting people through wings'." - Akira Fukabori, intrapreneur, Digital Design Lab, ANA Holdings.
ANA started its service over 60 years ago with 2 helicopters and has become the wings to connect the people of Japan to the world. And now, ANA would like to build connections beyond just airplanes, and become the wings that connect people to a brighter future.
BLUE WING × Endeavor Project
URL to Share: https://www.ana-bluewing.com/en/special/endeavor_2017/
Campaign Period: From November 27, 2017 - End of March 2018
1. Flight support for Endeavor "high-impact" entrepreneurs.
2. Every share of the project page URL on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn earns 15 wings (1WING = 1 Yen) which is then added to Endeavor's flight support from ANA.
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 117 domestic routes. The ANA group has 39,000 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.