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JAL's first A350 in Toulouse (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

ANA, Japan Airlines Strengthening Low-Cost Services

With uncertainty remaining over when – or if – travel demand will make a full-fledged recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, two of Japan's major airlines are positioning themselves to take advantage of any upturn with a punt on low-cost services, per Kyodo News. As leisure demand is expected to have a much faster recovery as compared to business travel, ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines have both decided to strengthen their relationships with low-cost carriers. However, the move by the…

ACCC Making Moves to Block Tie-Up Between Qantas-Japan Airlines

Australia's competition regulator came out on Thursday, May 6, and said that it was proposing to block a code-sharing, pricing and scheduling deal between home carrier Qantas and Japan Airlines because it would likely mean higher fares and possibly worse service for passengers. Qantas had claimed that the five-year agreement…

ANA Foresees Rebound Despite Annual Loss

Air Nippon Airways reported the largest annual loss in its history on April 30, but the airline foresees a rebound back to profitability this financial year, with its vice president seeing "light at the end of the tunnel" after the Covid-19 pandemic. From April 2020-March 2021, ANA Holdings reported a record…

Japanese LCC Skymark Chooses 4-Day Workweek Instead of Furloughs

Owing to decreased travel demand due to COVID-19, Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Skymark Airlines has introduced a four-day workweek for its office employees beginning next spring. Unlike its counterparts around the world, which have furloughed or cut staff, the Tokyo-based airline is choosing to keep its workers employed and is…

Singapore Airlines Posts Heavy Losses Over Ineffective Fuel Hedging

Last week Singapore Airlines posted the first full-year loss of its almost 50-year history amid a collapse in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and some heavy losses on its fuel hedging policy. The airline recorded a net loss of 212 million Singapore dollars ($149.1 million) for the fiscal year…

A New Inspiration of Japan: An Inside Look at ANA’s…

Less than two weeks after it was announced, New York became the second city to receive All Nippon Airways’ newest premium products on Friday with the Japanese airline debuting “THE Room” and “THE Suite” on the Tokyo-New York route in business class and first class, respectively. Fitted exclusively on the…

New York to See Latest All Nippon Airways’ Premium Products

Already connecting New York and Tokyo with its premium-heavy Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, All Nippon Airways is set to upgrade the route even further by introducing its newest business and first class products next month. The Japanese carrier first unveiled the new products, called The Room and The Suite for first…

Photo Tour: Inside All Nippon Airways’ New Airbus A380

All Nippon Airways has unveiled the long-anticipated cabin interior of its new Airbus A380 aircraft, affectionately known as FLYING HONU, as it prepares to begin service on the popular Tokyo-Honolulu route in May. Having recently completed its first test flight between Japan and Hawaii, the airline is ready to show…

All Nippon Airways Receives First 787-10 Dreamliner

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery the first of three Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner's arriving on March 31 (JA 900A) becoming the first Japanese operator of the longest variant. ANA, which is the largest operator of the 787, flies the 787-8 and 787-9 variants and will now operate all three…

ANA Takes Delivery of First Airbus A380, Becomes Last New…

All Nippon Airways, commonly known as ANA, took delivery of its first Airbus A380 on Wednesday at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, France, becoming the first Japanese operator of the double-decker aircraft. The aircraft delivered was the first of three ANA orders for the A380, inherited by the airline…