Saturday, July 7, 2012

Japan - All Nippon Airways

B787 of All Nippon Airways.

Sent by Taroh, a postcrosser from Japan.

This is from Wikipedia : All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (全日本空輸株式会社 Zen Nippon Kūyu Kabushiki-gaisha?, TYO: 9202, LSEANA), also known as Zennikkū (全日空?) or ANA, is one of the largest airlines in Japan. It is headquartered at the Shiodome City Center in theShiodome area in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It operates services to 49 destinations in Japan and 31 international routes and employed over 14,000 employees as of May 2009. In May 2010, ANA's total passenger traffic is up year-on-year by 7.8%, and its international services grow by 22% to 2.07 million passengers in the first five months of 2010. ANA's main international hubs are atNarita International Airport outside Tokyo and Kansai International Airport outside Osaka. Its main domestic hubs are at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), Osaka International Airport Itami, Chūbu Centrair International Airport (near Nagoya), and New Chitose Airport (near Sapporo).
In addition to its mainline operations, ANA controls several subsidiary passenger carriers, including its regional airlineANA Wingsand charter carrier, Air Japan. Additional smaller carriers include Air Do, a low-cost carrier operating scheduled service betweenTokyo and cities in HokkaidoAirAsia Japan, a planned low-cost carrier joint venture between Malaysia's AirAsia and ANA, and Allex Cargo (ANA Cargo), the freighter division operated by Air Japan. ANA is also the largest shareholder in Peach, a low-cost carrier joint venture with First Eastern Investment Group. All Nippon Airways is currently an official sponsor of Japan Football Association.

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