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Special Cocktails, Suites With Doors: ANA’s New A380 Service to Hawaii Makes Headlines

Special Cocktails, Suites With Doors: ANA’s New A380 Service to Hawaii Makes Headlines
Jackie Reddy

In May of 2019, All Nippon Airways (ANA) is to begin A380 service between Honolulu and Tokyo Narita International Airport. This is the Asian nation’s very first Airbus A380. Boasting a host of in-flight amenities, ANA’s A380 will carry 520 passengers between Tokyo Narita and Hawaii’s capital city.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is to commence Airbus A380 service between Honolulu and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) as of late May, the carrier has confirmed in a statement. ANA has acquired the nation’s very first Airbus A380 and passengers on this particular route can expect a host of in-flight amenities and services.

In terms of passenger density, FlightGlobal observes that the A380s used by the carrier will have a total of 520 seats. Notable enhancements to the in-cabin configuration here include lie flat beds for some economy passengers and, as BoardingArea‘s Gary Leff observes, first class suites with doors.

When it comes to in-flight dining, passengers in all classes can enjoy the fruits of two separate culinary collaborations. Those traveling in first will be served an Italian menu developed by Ryo Takatsuka, a Michelin-starred head chef based at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu. Economy passengers outbound from Japan will be offered in-flight fare from bills, an Australian eatery.

To complete the in-flight menu, special cocktails will be served throughout the flight.

In addition to making improvements to its bedding, pyjama and luxury sets, ANA has also taken the time to enhance the amenities available to families on this particular route. Branded silverware, bags and toys will be made available to younger flyers and their families on this service.

ANA’s A380 service from Tokyo to Honolulu will begin on May 24, 2019 and will depart Japan on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The frequency of service is expected to increase as soon as ANA acquires its second A380. This is scheduled to happen in July 2019.

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  1. sdsearch

    November 29, 2018 at 10:48 am

    The so-called flat beds for “some” economy passengers is simply an option to join adjacent economy seats together. People on semi-empty planes have been using that option for years already (on all sorts of airlines0. But the problem is, with rarely a row of economy to yourself these days, this isn’t so common and certainly not dependable. So is ANA going to offer the choice to BUY multiple adjacent economy seats?

  2. Brucemcdou

    January 21, 2019 at 2:17 am

    I suspect they’re installing the same style couch seats that Air New Zealand has https://www.airnewzealand.com/economy-skycouch. Haven’t tried them but they look awesome for parents traveling w kids

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