Articles tagged “ana”

ANA Seeks Myanmar Investment to Tap Into Travel Demand

ANA Seeks Myanmar Investment to Tap Into Travel Demand

Ma Jie and Kiyotaka Matsuda , Bloomberg

ANA is very keen to invest in Myanmar to tap into travel demand in a fast-growing Asian economy. Does the Rohingya ethnic cleansing crisis fit at all into ANA's calculations? Not that we can tell.

10 months ago

Interview: ANA CEO on His Star Wars Strategy and Why Sushi Doesn’t Fly

Interview: ANA CEO on His Star Wars Strategy and Why Sushi Doesn’t Fly

Brian Sumers, Skift

Other airlines serve sushi, but not ANA, Japan's largest carrier. Why? ANA takes its food seriously, and its chefs don't think sushi tastes right on planes, so it serves sashimi instead. That's attention to detail.

12 months ago

Dreamliner Engines Have Cracks So ANA Seeks Rolls Royce Compensation

Dreamliner Engines Have Cracks So ANA Seeks Rolls Royce Compensation

Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

ANA, the largest operator of 787 Dreamliners in the world, found cracks in its Rolls Royce engines and consequently had to cancel 18 flights in August. Some form of compensation from Rolls Royce would seem to be a no-brainer.

2 years ago

ANA Should Be Bolstered by the Strong Yen But it Isn’t Working out That Way

ANA Should Be Bolstered by the Strong Yen But it Isn’t Working out That Way

David Fickling, Bloomberg

With ANA paying for fuel and aircraft leases in dollars, you would think the airline would benefit from the stronger Yen. But that's not happening.

2 years ago

Want to Fly in Etihad’s Apartment? Here’s How to Do It With Miles

Want to Fly in Etihad’s Apartment? Here’s How to Do It With Miles

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

You can book Etihad's exclusive apartments and residences with award miles. But is it really free if you need hundreds of thousands or millions of miles to do it?

2 years ago

More Force in New Livery as ANA Rockets Forward with Star Wars Franchise

More Force in New Livery as ANA Rockets Forward with Star Wars Franchise

Marisa Garcia, Skift

This was an epic franchise branding move by ANA.

3 years ago

ANA Uses Toyota Racing Car Expertise for New Economy Seats

ANA Uses Toyota Racing Car Expertise for New Economy Seats

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Aircraft seating can benefit from a new player, Toyota Boshoku, which has a fresh perspective and plenty of experience in other transport sectors. These seats are a clever innovation and likely to please more passengers over time than the R2-D2 livery—awesome as that livery is.

3 years ago

Star Wars Comes to ANA With R2-D2-Themed Dreamliner

Star Wars Comes to ANA With R2-D2-Themed Dreamliner

Marisa Garcia, Skift

If ANA takes its inspiration from another Epic film franchise-airline partnership, then we might see R2-D2 and C3PO donning life jackets and pointing out exit signs for in-flight safety videos. And Ewoks..everywhere.

4 years ago

The World’s Best Major Airlines for the Economy Long-Haul Experience

The World’s Best Major Airlines for the Economy Long-Haul Experience

Marisa Garcia, Skift

No doubt certain airlines and passengers will have something to say on how we could have made this rating system better, but we feel it’s a good start. Operators are standing by to take your calls with comments, but they don’t work for us and they may have no idea what you’re talking about.

4 years ago

FAA’s New In-Flight Device Rule Breeds Takeoff Relaxation App

FAA’s New In-Flight Device Rule Breeds Takeoff Relaxation App

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although the app is a clever marketing play, and perhaps effective relaxation tool, most flyers have apps, music and games that they already turn to in everyday life for relaxation or stress reduction.

4 years ago

The Cause Behind Melting Dreamliner Batteries Is Still a Mystery

The Cause Behind Melting Dreamliner Batteries Is Still a Mystery

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

In the meantime, airlines have moved on and Boeing has had a record season of booking orders.

4 years ago

Nok Air and ANA Have a Solution for the Global Pilot Crunch

Nok Air and ANA Have a Solution for the Global Pilot Crunch

Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post

A mix of low pay scaring off pilots in the U.S. and a boom in airlines in Asia means that the pilot labor pool is severely imbalanced. We'll see what difference can one school make.

4 years ago