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ANA to Resume Airbus A380 “FLYING HONU” Operations on the Tokyo Narita - Honolul

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ANA to Resume Airbus A380 “FLYING HONU” Operations on the Tokyo Narita - Honolulu Route

·         From July 1, ANA will resume operations of its Airbus A380 “FLYING HONU” for regular flights between Japan and Hawaii on the Tokyo NaritaHonolulu route.

·         In addition, ANA will increase the flight frequency for flights between Tokyo Haneda - Honolulu beginning May 28 to accommodate customer demand.

·         Ahead of the summer vacation season, flights between Tokyo and Honolulu will operate on a daily basis from July 1. 

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for nine consecutive years, will resume operations of its Airbus A380 “FLYING HONU” for flights between Japan and Hawaii beginning July 1 as international passenger demand continues its recovery. ANA will also increase the flight frequency on the Tokyo Haneda - Honolulu route from May, and from July 1 together with the Tokyo NaritaHonolulu route, the flight frequency between Tokyo and Hawaii will be further increased to deliver flights on a daily basis.

ANA’s FLYING HONU fleet is made up of three Airbus A380 aircraft, the first of which entered service in May 2019 and is painted in blue to represent the Hawaiian blue sky. The second FLYING HONU is emerald green which is inspired by the crystal clear water of the Hawaiian ocean. Finally, the third FLYING HONU features livery in orange inspired by the Hawaiian sunset.

ANA will continue to monitor local restrictions and quarantine guidelines as well as demand trends and travel viability as it decides on the frequency of flights and when to resume certain routes. Furthermore, ANA is committed to maintaining the standards and protocols established by the “ANA Care Promise,” our initiative to provide a clean and hygienic environment at airports and aboard aircraft so that all customers can travel safely and comfortably. For more details on our flight operations, please visit the ANA Website.

Overview of the Hawaii Route for May-October 2022

·           Beginning July 1, ANA will resume 2 roundtrips/week on the Tokyo Narita - Honolulu route with the Airbus A380 “FLYING HONU” aircraft.

·           In response to growing demand for flights to Hawaii, the flight frequency for the Tokyo Haneda - Honolulu route will increase from 3 roundtrips/week to 4 roundtrips/week beginning May 28.

·           Furthermore, the Tokyo Haneda - Honolulu route will be increased to 5 roundtrips/week starting July 1, and together with the Tokyo Narita - Honolulu route, which will resume 2 roundtrips/week, there will be 7 roundtrips/week (daily roundtrip flights) between Tokyo and Honolulu.

Additional Announcement for May 28-June 30

Route

Flight Number

(Departing Japan/

Departing Overseas)

Frequency

Remarks

Haneda = Honolulu

NH186/185

4 roundtrips/week

(Mon., Fri., Sat., Sun.)

Addition of Saturday flights

Overview of the Hawaii Route for July 1-October 29

Route

Flight Number

(Departing Japan/

Departing Overseas)

Frequency

Remarks

Narita = Honolulu

NH184/183

2 roundtrips/week

(Fri., Sat.)

Route resumed

Aircraft type: A380-800 “FLYING HONU”

Haneda = Honolulu

NH186/185

5 roundtrips/week

(Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Sun.)

Increased flights from July, change in flight days

* The above plans are subject to approval by the relevant authorities, and operations/aircrafts are subject to change depending on the conditions on the day of the flight.

* The schedule for international flights from July 1 to October 29 other than the Honolulu route will be announced separately once the operations are decided.

Flight Schedule of the Hawaii Route from July 1

Route

Flight Number

(Departing Japan/

Departing Overseas)

Aircraft

(No. of Seats)

Frequency

Schedule

Narita = Honolulu

NH184/183

A380-800

(520)

2 roundtrips/week

(Fri., Sat.)

Narita (20:10) / Honolulu (8:45)

Honolulu (11:35) / Narita (14:50 +1)

Haneda = Honolulu

NH186/185

B787-9

(246)

5 roundtrips/week

(Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Sun.)

Haneda (21:55) / Honolulu (10:30)

Honolulu (14:10) / Haneda (17:25 +1)

* The above plans are subject to approval by the relevant authorities, and operations/aircrafts are subject to change depending on the conditions on the day of the flight.

This press release was sourced from All Nippon Airways on 10-May-2022.