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ANA's first A380, featuring a special livery, rolls out of the paint shop in Hamburg. (Photo: Airbus)

ANA Announces Details for Commencement of A380 Service

Japanese carrier ANA has announced that it will begin operating its new Airbus A380 aircraft in May of 2019. The carrier, which has an order of three A380s, has said that the aircraft will be used exclusively for its Tokyo to Honolulu routes, a popular route catering mainly to tourists. ANA received the A380 orders after it went after slots owned at Tokyo-Haneda by Skymark, a Japanese low-cost carrier. ANA then received Airbus' support as a creditor to assume control…

ANA Announces New Flight to Perth

All Nippon Airways have announced a new nonstop flight between their hub in Tokyo and Perth, Australia. Flights will begin on Sept. 1, 2019 and will be operated by the airline's Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The flight is expected to give a large economic boost to Western Australia. ANA’s flight will…

ANA’s Turtle-themed A380 Rolls Out of the Paint Shop

One of the three Airbus A380s on order to Japan's All Nippon Airlines (ANA) has rolled out of the paint shop in Hamburg, completing a 21-day paint job featuring the blue turtles of Hawaii. https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1073169801336578048 Design of the livery for the double-decker was part of a competition in 2016 where…

Japanese Carriers Strengthen Alcohol Rules

Two mainstream Japan-based carriers, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, have introduced new methods to prevent pilot drinking incidents. According to Mainichi Shimbun, Japan Airlines pilots have failed breathalyzer alcohol tests on 19 occasions since last August. The failed tests have caused 12 domestic delays due to pilot switches and…

All Nippon Airways 1H Profit Plunges 38 Percent

All Nippon Airways (ANA), the largest airline in Japan, has announced that its profit for the first half of the fiscal year has plunged 37.7 percent. According to ANA, the net profit for the first six months was ¥73.74 billion as it faced headwinds from higher fuel costs and increased expenses…

Peach: A Look at Low-Cost Flying From Osaka’s Kansai Airport

Flying with a Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) is a unique experience. Japan has some of the most unique low-cost carriers in the world, each with its own personality and attributes. Personally, I love Peach for its model LCC terminal at Kansai and its attractive buy-on-board menu, but the airline is…

From Screen to Scheme: A Look at Movie, TV Show,…

While it is common for movies and TV shows to have sponsorships with various corporations, usually the extent of these partnerships can range from appearing in the media to commercials. However, some marketing deals between studios and airlines tend to go a tad farther than a billboard aid or a show…

Vanilla Air to Begin Operations at Fukuoka Airport

Narita-based low-cost carrier Vanilla Air announced Thursday that it plans to begin operations at Japan’s Fukuoka Airport in southern Japan, with its first destination from the airport being Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. Currently, Vanilla Air flies between Taoyuan and Tokyo, Narita, Osaka, and Okinawa. The launch of this new route…

These Four Flights Ended Up Diverting Twice Due to Last…

Last week’s winter storm was felt all over the Northeast, with the New York area receiving over 16 inches of snow. It led to many unique visitors for airports such as Stewart International Airport receiving a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. But the snow couldn’t melt away quicker as a meltdown…

ANA’s 8-Hour Flight to Nowhere

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways, or ANA, made headlines Wednesday when flight 175, their scheduled 11-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, turned back to LAX mid-flight when the crew reported an “unauthorized passenger” onboard the aircraft after 4 hours flight time. CNN reported that the…