ANA to Enhance Wi-Fi Services on Domestic Routes
- •ANA celebrates its 100th domestic aircraft equipped with free inflight Wi-Fi by presenting new features.
- •ANA set to introduce enhanced Wi-Fi service and movies on domestic flights.
TOKYO, Feb. 28, 2019 - All Nippon Airways （ANA）, Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is celebrating its 100th domestic aircraft equipped with free inflight Wi-Fi. To commemorate this milestone, ANA is enhancing Wi-Fi service with new features including additional free onboard video content and updates to the in-flight mobile app.
For the past year, passengers onboard ANA domestic flights, have had free Wi-Fi internet access and the ability to stream a range of video content through the ANA mobile app. Starting on March 1, ANA will expand the onboard video library to 100 titles, including movies. The selection of films has been curated in favor of films with shorter runtimes to allow passengers to view the entire movie prior to landing. Highlights from the library include a new film featuring Kabuki-style performances similar to the current ANA safety video. Furthermore, ANA currently has 11 Bombardier DHC8-Q400 with Wi-Fi service, however from March 1, this service will be available on all 24 Bombardier DHC8-Q400. Additionally, ANA will renew its service of ANA SKY LIVE TV from April 1, while also extending live TV access to "GAORA SPORTS" and "SPACE SHOWER TV," Japan's largest music channel.
Complementing the upgrades to Wi-Fi service, starting April 8, ANA's in-flight mobile app will also be undergoing a revamp. With improved ergonomic navigation, the newly redesigned app will be better suited to interact with ANA Wi-Fi service. The app will also introduce destination guides to the app's Flight Path feature. Flight Path currently allows passengers to view the aircraft exterior from various angles while airborne but will, from April 1, also include 100 of the top attractions to visit in Japan - as well as recommended running courses. The app will also include a new page where Japanese renowned gourmet site will give dining tips including recommended local restaurants. The new content will initially be available only in Japanese, however, ANA plans to add English content in the future.
"Inflight entertainment is an important component of the travel experience," said Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA. "ANA strives to provide quality service on all of our flights, from transcontinental flights to shorter domestic routes, and expanding entertainment is a crucial part of that commitment to service. Between updates to the mobile app and our increased selection of video content, passengers will be able to fully enjoy ANA's enhanced inflight Wi-Fi services."
These new additions to the domestic flights are a part of ANA's commitment to remaining at the forefront of technology and customer satisfaction in all aspects of its operation. By expanding Wi-Fi functionality and video content on domestic routes, ANA hopes to create a more comfortable flight experience.
- *Download of the official ANA app is necessary to access all the entertainment content. Please note that some content cannot be accessed using a web browser.
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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 80 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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