ANA to Sponsor US Open Champion Naomi Osaka
- •ANA will support the first Japanese US Open Champion.
- •Tennis star personifies ANA’s commitment to excellence.
TOKYO, Jan. 11, 2019 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, has finalized a sponsorship agreement with 2018 US Open champion, Naomi Osaka.
ANA seeks to partner with individuals and organizations that embody its core values of dedication to excellence and a willingness to take on new challenges. These are the principals that drive ANA's employees worldwide and inspire them to go above and beyond what is expected.
"I am very excited to partner with ANA, my favorite airline, as I travel for many months throughout the year and ANA always delivers the best possible travel experience for me and my team. I look forward to working closely with the ANA team for many years to come," said Naomi Osaka.
In return of supporting Osaka, she will be wearing the ANA logo on her tennis gear starting at the Australian Open in January 2019.
Yuji Hirako, President and CEO of ANA indicated why the partnership has generated so much excitement at ANA, "We are very pleased to partner with Naomi Osaka. She was born in Japan and raised in the U.S., echoing both ANA's Japanese roots and its global ambitions. Even after finding success as the first Japanese tennis player to win the US Open, Osaka continues to push herself to be the best. In addition, her professionalism, and strong philanthropic efforts mean she will be a perfect ambassador to represent ANA to the world."
Osaka was the first Japanese tennis professional to win the US Open and is currently ranked 4th in the world by the Women's Tennis Association. Her career achievements and dedication to success resonate strongly with the values that inspire ANA to offer the ideal travel experience.
Contact: ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111, firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the "Inspiration of Japan" high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation six years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times in the past 10 years - 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 78 international routes and 118 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 53.8 million passengers in FY2017, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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