ANA to begin Airbus A380 operations to Hawaii in 2019

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced that it will introduce its Airbus A380 aircraft on the Tokyo Narita – Honolulu route in 2019. The airline will soon become the first Japanese carrier to receive the Airbus A380.

ANA currently offers two daily flights departing from Narita to Honolulu, operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Starting in May 2019, the earlier flight will be served by the airline’s first A380 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The second of three ordered Airbus A380 jumbo is expected to be delivered until July 1. Therefore, the A380 will begin operating the earlier flight on a daily basis, whereas the later flight between Tokyo and Hawaii will be served by the superjumbo on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

In total, ten roundtrips per week will be serviced by ANA’s A380. The remaining Narita-Honolulu flights will be operated by the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Other carriers, including United, Delta, Hawaiian Air, Japan Airlines and Korean Air, are also offering flights between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu, Hawaii.

On the basis of fleet size, the Star Alliance member ANA is the largest airline in Japan. Its fleet consists of narrow-body aircraft (including both Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737) and wide-body airplanes, including Boeing 767, 777 and 787.

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