All Nippon Airways and JR Kyushu to help domestic and international travelers experience the vibrant Kyushu region

  • JR Kyushu and ANA will collaborate to promote tourism in Kyushu.
  • •Campaign includes special train tickets and multilingual website designed to make Kyushu more accessible to travelers.

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, is working with Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu) to help domestic and international travelers experience the vibrant Kyushu region. The effort to make Kyushu more accessible is part of the Japanese government’s tourism strategy that aims to publicize destinations outside of already well-known tourism hot spots.

“ANA strives to make sure that it is as convenient as possible for travelers to reach destinations across the entire country,” said Seiichi Takahashi, Senior Vice President of ANA. “Kyushu is celebrated for its natural beauty, unique cuisine and distinct culture, all of which deserved to be experienced by global and domestic travelers alike. ANA believes that service and hospitality are integral to our mission, and that taking care of passengers after they have touched down is just as important as their in-flight experience.”

“Through this partnership with ANA, JR Kyushu aims to welcome tourists from all around the world as they come to Kyushu and to allow them to enjoy the scenic rail travel that can only be experienced in Kyushu,” said Tomonori Uwabu, Executive Officer of JR Kyushu. “We hope that visitors will enjoy Kyushu and that we can make their journey more convenient.”

ANA’s Japan Travel Planner recently launched a special tourism page providing an overview of Kyushu’s top attractions as well as a guide for reaching them by rail. The Japan Travel Planner is a multilingual tourist information website appealing to seasoned travelers and first time visitors alike, helping international tourists understand Japan while making it easy for them to plan their trip. It is an effective tool for helping tourists navigate Japan and aims to simplify the travel experience.

In addition, several cities in Kyushu will be hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup starting Sept. 20, 2019, and ANA has partnered with JR Kyushu to offer limited edition rail tickets for inbound tourists that have taken flights from Tokyo to the Kyushu cities of Fukuoka, Oita and Kumamoto. Eligible passengers will be able to purchase passes that offer unlimited rail travel around Kyushu. The sales period for these limited edition rail passes will run until Oct. 31, and the exchange period will be open until Nov. 30, 2019. A three day pass costs 7,500 Japanese Yen while a five day pass can be purchased for 9,000 Japanese Yen.

About ANA
Following the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation seven years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years – 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.

ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 81 international routes and 124 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.

ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.

Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 53.8 million passengers in FY2017, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 268 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

For more information, please refer to the following link.

About JR Kyushu

JR Kyushu is a railway company active in Japan’s Kyushu region, which is roughly a two hour flight from Tokyo. JR Kyushu operates a strong railway network throughout the Kyushu region.

JR Kyushu Railway believes that travel is about more than just the journey and offers a range of a variety of transportation options, from unique sightseeing trains to bullet trains.


ANA Corporate Communications
TEL +81-3-6735-1111

Source: ANA