ANA Announces First Flight Schedule for "Pikachu Jet NH" with
Special Livery


  • ・The specially painted aircraft "Pikachu Jet NH" will operate international flights beginning June 4, 2023 with its first roundtrip between Tokyo Haneda and Bangkok.
  • ・In addition to the customized livery, newly designed aprons will be worn by cabin attendants and limited-edition designs will be featured on in-flight paper cups, paper napkins and headrest covers.
  • ・ANA original design commemorative gifts will be available for passengers who fly on the aircraft.

TOKYO, Apr. 28, 2023 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-Star airline for ten consecutive years, today announced the first flight schedule for the special painted Boeing 787-9 aircraft "Pikachu Jet NH" which will begin operating on June 4, 2023. The inaugural flight will feature limited edition designs on the cabin attendants' aprons as well as on paper cups, napkins, headrest covers and commemorative gifts for passengers who fly on the "Pikachu Jet NH". ANA will also welcome passengers with boarding music that brings the world of Pokémon to life.

  • * NH is the airline code defined by the International Air Transport Association for ANA.

"As part of uniting the world in wonder, ANA is committed to creating unique and memorable experiences for our passengers, and the inaugural Pikachu Jet NH flight is a testament to that commitment of exploring endless possibilities," said Junko Yazawa, Executive Vice President, Customer Experience Management & Planning of ANA. "We are excited for the first flight and look forward to welcoming passengers with limited edition designs that will make the first flight on this specially painted aircraft a one-of-a-kind journey that brings the world of Pokémon to life."

■ Design concept of the specially painted "Pikachu Jet NH" aircraft:
The "Pikachu Jet NH" aircraft features a livery designed for ANA, in which the Sky High Pokémon Rayquaza is depicted across the entire fuselage to create a vivid effect. Charizard, Latias, Latios, Vivillon and other flying Pokémon from all over the Pokémon world move together with Pikachu toward the shining rays of hope and endless possibilities of an interconnected world. Pokémon are also hidden on the aircraft facing side of the engines, so please keep an eye out for them when boarding on your next adventure with the Pikachu Jet!

Flight schedule for specially painted "Pikachu Jet NH" (Boeing 787-9 aircraft, JA894A) on June 4, 2023

Note: Aircraft used is subject to change without notice.

Limited edition designs on the in-flight services and commemorative gifts

・Cabin attendant aprons
The aprons worn by the cabin attendants on the aircraft feature an original blue and pink design inspired by the specially painted aircraft's Pikachu theme.

・In-flight paper cups
Newly designed paper cups are available for hot and cold beverages. Enjoy them with your in-flight meal.

・Paper napkins
The paper napkins also feature Pikachu.

・In-flight headrest covers
The navy colored headrest covers* will welcome passengers.

  • * Premium Economy and Economy Class
  • *Note: the special services provided on the "Pikachu Jet NH" may differ depending on operating conditions.

・Commemorative gifts
When boarding the "Pikachu Jet NH," passengers will receive a wooden tag, sticker and boarding certificate as commemorative gifts.

  • * Please note that it may not be possible to hand out commemorative gifts for some routes or depending on the operating conditions, and the distribution of gifts may end without prior notice.

For details and updates, please visit the special website: https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/international/theme/pikachujet
Pokémon Air Adventures official website: https://flying-pikachu.com/en/

©Pokémon. ©Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc. TM, ®, and character names are trademarks of Nintendo.

  • Contact:
    ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111, publicrelations@ana.co.jp

About ANA
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.

For more information, please refer to the following link:
https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/

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