Tokyo: – On March 3, ANA will celebrate 30 years of international flights since its inaugural flight from Tokyo to Guam on March 3, 1986. Since then ANA has continued to expand its international route network, and now flies to 59 routes spanning 39 cities (*1). ANA launched four new international routes in FY2015 (*2), and has already announced new routes to Wuhan in central China and Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia in FY2016.
The 2015 year saw an important ANA achievement that passed another major milestone by exceeding 100 million passengers on ANA international flights.
In addition to its robust international route network, ANA has also developed a stellar reputation for quality. In 2012, the world’s leading Airline and Airport review site SKYTRAX awarded ANA as the first and only Japanese airline to be recognized with the highest 5-Star rating, and the airline has successfully maintained this prestigious standing for three consecutive years.
(*1) As of March 3, 2016
(*2) Narita to Houston, Kuala Lumpur, Brussels, Haneda to Sydney
30th Anniversary Services on March 3
1. Anniversary souvenir
ANA will hand out ANA branded “furoshiki” (wrapping cloth) to all passengers on flights departing Japan on March 3 as a gesture of gratitude and Japanese-style hospitality.
2. Flights with cabin attendants wearing past uniforms
ANA’s current uniform is the 10th generation. ANA will be operating a special flight with cabin attendants wearing all past uniforms on ANA Flight 6, from Narita to Los Angeles, on March 3.
3. ANA Special Parfait
Limited to the 30th anniversary on March 3, ANA will bring back one of its most popular in-flight offerings, the ANA Original Parfait, to be served in First and Business Class on flights departing Japan to Europe and the USA, excluding Honolulu and late-night departure flight.
4. Special In-Flight Menus
ANA is teaming up with chefs and collaboration partners to serve the following special dishes on a selection of flights on March 3rd only:
• Narita – Washington ANA Flight 2
Hand-rolled sushi from ANA’s chef in First and Business class*.
*For Business Class, pre-rolled sushi will be served upon request.
• Narita – Los Angeles ANA Flight 6
ANA’s chef will serve the ANA original parfait mentioned above, in First and Business class.
• Haneda – Paris ANA Flight 215
A chef from Pierre Hermé will serve a Pierre Hermé original parfait in Business class.
• Narita – Singapore ANA flight 845
Staff from IPPUDO will serve Soraton ramen noodles in Business class.