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All Nippon Airways Adds Maiden A380 to Fleet


All Nippon Airways has reached a new milestone by expanding its fleet with its first Airbus A380 aircraft.

The Japanese airline has received the aircraft at an official ceremony held in Toulouse, organized by Airbus’ Chief Executive Officer, Tom Enders, and attended by ANA HOLDINGS President and CEO Shinya Katanozaka.

With the recent delivery, All Nippon Airways has now officially become the 15th operator of the A380 in the world. The aircraft will provide a seating capacity of 520 passengers and will contribute to the company’s long-haul network. Airbus’ aircraft provides exceptional passenger comfort inflight and improved economics for its operators.

The carrier has acquired a total of three A380s, which it plans to employ on its flight services between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu starting from the end of May 2019, as confirmed by Shinya Katanozaka, President and Chief Executive Officer of ANA Holdings Inc.

According to Katanozaka, the aircraft will bring a new set of opportunities for the airline and will make it possible for ANA to grow its market share. Airbus Chief Executive Officer, Tom Enders, also commented on the delivery, stating that the company is delighted to support ANA with its fleet requirements.

Source: Airbus