ANA Announces Opening Dates for its Revamped
Lounges in Japan
- •ANA has announced the dates that its upgraded domestic lounges at Osaka (Itami), Fukuoka and Okinawa (Naha) Airports will be available for use.
- •The lounges will incorporate local crafts from each region into the décor.
TOKYO, Jan. 22, 2019 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is opening up lounges in Osaka (Itami), Fukuoka and Okinawa (Naha) Airports that have been revamped by renowned designer Kengo Kuma. These ANA SUITE LOUNGES will be available for passenger use starting on February 1, 7 and 28 respectively, while ANA LOUNGES at the same airports will be available to travelers on February 1, 7 and in Autumn 2019.
Each lounge has been designed to highlight the local characteristics of its region, incorporating the artwork and craftsmanship from local artisans. These works will be displayed in the center of the lounge, to help create an ambiance that highlights the specific cultural characteristics of each region.
"Each region of Japan boasts its own unique cultural beauty," said Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA. "We hope that these newly designed ANA lounges will allow travelers to discover and experience the rich local culture that these regions have to offer. By presenting local cuisine and crafts to passengers, we hope that these lounges will bring a new sense of appreciation for each part of Japan."
To celebrate the lounge openings, local delicacies will be available as part of a limited edition menu at each ANA SUITE LOUNGE. Each airport will also have its own set menu with distinctive regional snacks.
At Osaka (Itami) Airport, the limited edition menu will feature ANA's Original Akashiyaki, a dumpling from the city of Akashi and Chocolate Waffles made by Manneken. Fukuoka Airport will offer Chidoriya's Amao Strawberry Chocolate Dorayaki, a bean-jam pancake that uses Amao strawberries from Fukuoka, and a local specialty called Kasanoya's Umegae Mochi - a rice cake with azuki bean filling. Okinawa (Naha) Airport will give travelers a taste of Fukugiya's celebrated Baumkuchen and Okinawa's BLUE SEAL ice cream.
ANA aims for the new lounges to further enhance the travel experience by increasing comfort and convenience for passengers. Additional information on the lounges and their upgrades is available in a previous release below.
Opening dates for the lounges
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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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