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ANA opens reservations for new Hawaii travel options as countdown to A380 debut continues

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has today (10-Jan-2019) opened reservations for the new First Class and ANA COUCHii travel options that will be introduced when its first Airbus A380 debuts in commercial passenger service on its Tokyo Narita – Honolulu route from 24-May-2019. ANA will become the world’s newest Superjumbo operator, introducing three aircraft into its fleet during the year ahead.

The A380 will debut on ANA’s earlier (NH184/183) Tokyo Narita – Honolulu flights from 24-May-2019, initially operating just three days per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, Then, with effect from 01-Jul-2019 when the second of its three aircraft arrives, the flight will be exclusively flown by the type as well as the Tuesday, Friday and Sunday rotations of its second departure (NH182/181). This will bring weekly A380 frequencies on the route to ten return flights. The additional services and those flown up until A380 deployment will be operated by the Boeing 787-9.

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) broke cover from the Airbus Paintshop in Hamburg, Germany in the middle of Dec-2018 bearing the airline’s distinctive the first variation of its Hawaiian green sea turtle livery. The manufacturer says the livery is one of the most elaborate it has ever painted and took 21 days to cover the surface of 3,600 square metres using 16 different shades of colour.

The special ‘Flying Honu’ Hawaiian green sea turtle livery, symbolising good luck and prosperity was selected from among 2,197 submissions from around the world, which were received by the airline during an open design contest conducted in the final quarter of 2016. Known as ‘Honu’ in the Hawaiian language, the green sea turtle is considered a sacred creature.

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