ANA Announces Delivery Ceremony Date
for its First Airbus A380

  • •ANA will receive its first Airbus A380 in March.
  • •Ceremony in Toulouse, France will commemorate the next stage in ANA's partnership with Airbus.

TOKYO, March 8, 2019 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, has announced March 20, 2019, as the delivery ceremony date for the airline's first of three Airbus A380 aircraft. ANA will mark the plane's departure from Toulouse and arrival at Narita Airport with ceremonial events.

"The introduction of the Airbus A380 into our lineup is something the entire team at ANA is very excited about," said Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA. "The A380 is one of the most advanced commercial airliners in the world, and we will hold events to mark its departure in Toulouse as well as when it lands at Narita airport."

The Airbus A380 will enter service on May 24th, flying between Narita and Honolulu. The enhanced space aboard the A380 will allow ANA to provide all passengers with a new and exciting travel experience. Reservations for this route first opened in January.

ANA's first Airbus A380 sports bold Hawaiian Sky Blue Flying Honu-inspired livery. The second A380 plane will boast Hawaiian Ocean Emerald Green livery and is expected to roll out of the Airbus Paintshop in Hamburg on March 25, 2019.

Contact: ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111,

About ANA
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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