ANA celebrates 30 years of international service
Thanks to our many customers, ANA celebrated our 30th anniversary as an international airline. To show our appreciation, we held special events on March 3rd at Narita Airport, where our first regular international flight to Guam took off 30 years ago.
Honorary guests at our event at Narita Airport included Narita City and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport representatives. Some of them also came 30 years ago to celebrate our first international flight!
The ceremony began with an award presentation of ANA’s highest 5-Star SKYTRAX Rating for four years straight to President Shinobe by SKYTRAX CEO Edward Plaisted. Only seven airlines in the world have received this honour and ANA is the only Japanese airline to do so.
A special dance performance by 30 ANA employees and cheerleaders livened up the event. Just as they do in the front lines of our services, they brought their energy to excite the crowd.
Our international flights featured some special services and menu items on this day. The Narita to Los Angeles flight’s cabin attendants showcased ten different uniforms worn throughout ANA’s history. ANA’s own chef came on board to serve ANA’s original parfait, which was served in First and Business Class until 2013.
Our promise at ANA is to always make our passenger’s air travel experience more enjoyable and comfortable.
We look forward to seeing you on board!
ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 81 international routes and 112 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 240 aircraft. In FY2014, it carried 50.4 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.71 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999, and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine and in 2016 was awarded five stars for the fourth consecutive year by the world’s leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.