As largest airline of Japan, All Nippon takes pride in their service and attention to detail. They have many awards in which they take pride in. The most recent is the Skytrax award in 2013 naming them as a 5-Star Airline.
They were founded in 1952 and have headquarters in Tokyo. They service four main domestic hubs at airports in Tokyo and Osaka, including two others near Nagoya and Sapporo. In addition, they service two main international hubs at Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport just outside of Tokyo and Osaka. All Nippon Airlines joined the Sky Alliance network of airlines in 1999. In addition to controlling several subsidiary airlines, All Nippon Airways wholly owns a group of 6 commercial airline companies known as ANA Group, including a training academy that trains the groups’ pilots.
Their fleet size includes a total of 192 passenger aircraft, most of which are Boeing aircraft and 18 of them include Airbus A320-200. Most of the Boeing aircraft they own include the Boeing 767-300ER, B737-800, B767-300 and B878-8. Their plans for the near future are to expand the market even further to offer more flights, thus purchasing more aircraft between 2013 and 2018.
All Nippon Airways Flights
All Nippon Airways operates flights to 49 destinations in Japan and have 32 international routes in which they also service. In addition to their Star Alliance network partners, All Nippon Airways has codeshare agreements with 29 international airlines and 5 domestic carriers. Through these numerous partnerships, flights are being offered to almost any part of the world imaginable.
On Board All Nippon Airways
Four classes of service and seating are offered on All Nippon Airways and they include First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy.
There are two types of seating on the international First Class flights and only offered on the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The luxurious ANA First Square Lounge is a nearly fully enclosed suite offering maximum privacy and relaxation and is truly and amazing experience. It is fully functional and has many great features. The seat reclines to a fully flat bed position. Included also is a large personal 23-inch LCD monitor. A large adjustable dining table and a smaller adjustable cocktail table is provided for your drinks. For relaxing and reading, 2 LED lights are provided. There is plenty of functional storage space fitted to the wall of each cabin for hanging clothes and more compartments for shoes and other luggage items. In addition there is a small storage compartment that includes you own personal satellite internet phone and digital noise cancelling headphones. IPod and USB ports along with a universal pc power supply is also within reach. One of the nicest features is the Do Not Disturb switch and light that lets the crew know when you want some undisturbed rest. The second First Class option includes the ANA Lounge and is more of a shell type enclosure that features comfortable seating but not a full flat bed recline. A large LCD monitor is provided including a reading light, large dining and cocktail table and universal pc power port.
International Premium Economy Class is offered on Boeing 787-3, and 787-8 aircraft. The 19-inch wide seats include a 38-inch seat pitch, leg and foot rests, your own personal reading light, large table and a 10.6-inch touch panel LCD monitor. Provided also are USB port and iPod connectors and a universal pc power supply. The Premium Economy Class is also offered on the Boeing 777-300ER and B777-200ER but with less features.
All Nippon Economy Class seating is basic and standard with a 34-inch seat pitch and individual TV monitors. Some of the aircraft offer the pc power supply along with the USB and iPod connector.
All Nippon Business Class
International Business class flights offer three seating options which are the staggered, cradle and basic business seating.
The staggered seating offers the maximum privacy, practicality and comfort. In addition to the wider seating, you get wider working and dining space. Staggered seating fully reclines to a flat bed for a good night’s rest. Plenty of storage space and shoes storage is available. There is a large table located off to the side and a large sliding table for more workspace if needed. Seats are supplied with a universal pc power port, iPod and USB ports. A reading light is also included along with a large 17-inch touch panel LCD monitor. A newer and more convenient feature is a Do Not Disturb light.
The international Business Class cradle seats do not offer the full reclining flat bed option, however, the headrest and footrest provide comfort and support the whole body. The seat also features large partition screens between the seats if more privacy is needed. The touch screen LCD monitor is smaller at 12 inches. Other features include a reading light, and pc power supply along with the iPod and USB connector ports.
The basic Business Class Seats include the same features as the cradle and the only difference is that these seats offer a 9-inch monitor and fully digital Audio/Video on Demand and control panel.
Entertainment- Sky Channel Movies are offered on most flights depending upon the aircraft and distance flying, in addition to games and music.
Meals- Beginning in late 2013 All Nippon Airlines began a new in-flight service on all international flights flying First Class and Business Class, offering exclusive cuisine prepared by the Connoisseurs including 10 internationally well-known chefs and 9 ANA chefs for the finest dining experience.
All Nippon Lounges
The ANA Suite Lounge and ANA Lounge offer the ultimate experience and relaxation, whether you are arriving or departing. All Nippon Airways in Japan is home to four of these lounges. Other lounge locations include Europe, Asia, U.S., China and Hawaii.
Some lounges feature shower facilities and massage chairs and PC workstations. In addition members will have access to light and healthy meals and snacks, beverages and relaxed seating along with wireless LAN for your laptop or smartphone.
The facilities and their features vary by location. Eligibility to use the lounge also varies and depends on the Boarding Class, membership status, frequent flyer status and Star Alliance membership.
Booking Your Flights with All Nippon Airways
All Nippon Airways offers the flexibility to choose and create your own itinerary when you book your flight on their website. You also have the option of choosing your type of seating. For example, on a round trip faire, you may choose to fly First Class one way and Economy on your return flight. In addition, if you purchase your ticket on www.fly-ana.com there will be no ticket service fee!