AviationAirline adds more capacity to ‘the number one resort route for Japanese travellers’.

ANA happy to commit to A380 superjumbo

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From left to right - Tom Enders Airbus CEO, Shinya Katanozaka President & CEO, ANA Holdings Inc. Chris Cholerton, president Rolls Royce for Civil Aerospace
From left to right - Tom Enders Airbus CEO, Shinya Katanozaka President & CEO, ANA Holdings Inc. Chris Cholerton, president Rolls Royce for Civil Aerospace

ANA has ordered three A380s and will operate the aircraft between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu from May 24. 

At a time when Airbus has said it will discontinue production of the A380 superjumbo, and airlines are cutting back their orders, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first A380 at a ceremony in Toulouse, becoming the 15th operator of the world’s largest passenger aircraft.  

ANA has ordered three A380s and will operate the aircraft between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu from May 24. 

Each ANA A380 will feature a special livery depicting the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, also known as the Honu. The livery on the first aircraft is painted in blue, while the second will be green and the third orange.

ANA’s A380 is configured in a premium layout seating 520 passengers. The upper deck features eight suites in First Class, 56 Business Class seats that convert to fully flat beds and 73 Premium Economy seats. 

Economy Class is located on the main deck, where ANA seats 383 passengers, including 60 Couch Seats.

“We will commit all three of our Airbus A380 to the Tokyo Honolulu route with the goal of introducing a new level of luxury service to our passengers flying ANA on the number one resort route for Japanese travellers,” said Shinya Katanozaka, president and CEO of ANA Holdings.

“We believe the A380 will become a game changer for ANA and will enable us to increase our market share by doubling the number of seats connecting Honolulu and Tokyo by 2020,” he added. 

Following the delivery to ANA, there are currently 232 A380s in service with 15 airlines worldwide, flying on 120 routes across the globe.

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