Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken
delivery of its first A380, becoming the 15th operator of the
world’s largest passenger aircraft.
ANA has ordered three A380s and will operate the
aircraft on the popular route between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu
from 24 May 2019.
Each ANA A380 will feature a special livery depicting
the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, also known as the Honu. The livery
on the first aircraft is painted in blue, while the second will be
green and the third orange.
ANA’s A380 is configured in a premium layout
seating 520 passengers. The upper deck features eight suites in
First Class, 56 business class seats that convert to fully flat
beds and 73 premium economy seats. Economy Class is located on the
main deck seating 383
passengers, including 60 couch seats.
The aircraft features ANA’s
very latest in-flight entertainment systems, as well as full
connectivity in all classes.
“We will commit all three of our Airbus A380 to
the Tokyo-Honolulu route with the goal of introducing a new level
of luxury service to our passengers flying ANA on the number one
resort route for Japanese travelers,” said Shinya Katanozaka,
President and CEO of ANA Holdings. “We believe the A380 will become a game changer
for ANA and will enable us to increase our market share by
doubling the number of seats connecting Honolulu and Tokyo by
Including this latest delivery to ANA, there are
currently 232 A380s in service with 15 airlines worldwide, flying
on 120 routes across the globe.