ANA to Offer New Japanese Sake Selection Onboard and
at ANA Lounges
- ・Beginning March 1, ANA will offer a renewed selection of 34 Japanese sake brands for service onboard and at ANA lounges.
- ・The selection is renewed for the first time in three years.
TOKYO, Feb. 13, 2023 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-Star airline for 10 consecutive years, will begin offering a new selection of Japanese sake for service onboard and at ANA lounges. Beginning March 1, ANA will offer a total of 34 brands, adding 26 new brands while continuing to offer eight popular brands from the current selection. The sake will be available in first and business class on ANA international flights, in premium class on domestic flights and at "ANA SUITE LOUNGE" for both international and domestic flights and at "ANA LOUNGE" for international flights.
This marks ANA's first complete renewal of the sake selection since March 2020. In response to customer feedback and trends, ANA developed a broad choice of sake that includes seasonal variations similar to the in-flight meals and meals offered in ANA lounges. The new offerings are a diverse selection of Japanese sake, including rare brands that will satisfy avid Japanese sake connoseuieres, as well as brands that offer a variety of flavors for overseas customers and first-time Japanese sake customers.
"At ANA, we take pride in providing our customers with a premium Japanese experience through excellent service and authentic offerings," said Tomoji Ishii, Executive Vice President, Customer Experience Management and Planning of ANA. With the renewal of our Japanese sake selection, we hope to offer our customers a true taste of Japan onboard and in our ANA lounges."
Yasuyuki Kitahara, ANA's sake advisor and Assistant Food & Beverage Manager of Conrad Tokyo, evaluated and tasted 207 nominated sake brands to make final selections . The winner of the 4th World Sake Tasing Competition, Kitahara is one of the world's leading experts of Japanese sake and shochu. He has served as a sake advisor since December 2018 as a member of THE CONNOISSEURS.
"I have selected a lineup that emphasizes seasonal taste," said Yasuyuki Kitahara. "Just as ANA offers seasonal dishes for in-flight meals, we also offer seasonal flavors for our sake. The dishes and drinks we serve are prepared with passion and will serve as a lasting memory of your trip to Japan.
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Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD), established in 2013, is the largest airline group holding company in Japan including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.
ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines - giving it a truly global presence.
The airline's legacy of superior service has been recognized with SKYTRAX's 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for 10 consecutive years. ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times (2007, 2013 and 2018); it is one of only a select few airlines to win this prominent award multiple times.
In 2022, ANA received first place in the Global airline and Asia Pacific categories at the CIRIUM On-Time Performance Awards, marking the second consecutive year ANA was recognized as the most on-time airline in the world. ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2022 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the sixth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the seventh consecutive year.
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