All Nippon Airways announces inaugural service of its ANA Green Jet

All Nippon Airways announces inaugural service of its ANA Green Jet

  • The ANA Green Jet will feature a livery inspired by its ANA Future Promise (AFP) program with operations and services focused on promoting sustainability and reducing CO2 emissions.
  • The new aircraft will enter service on the Tokyo Haneda – San Francisco route on Oct. 5, 2022.

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2022-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for nine consecutive years, will begin service on its ANA Green Jet, the special aircraft developed to raise awareness and promote sustainable practices and reduce CO2 emissions. The new aircraft will enter service beginning with the Tokyo Haneda-San Francisco flight on October 5, 2022.

“Our goal is to create a more sustainable society, while helping our local communities and enhancing corporate value and we have dedicated this aircraft to help promote these efforts”, said ANA President and CEO, Shinichi Inoue. “Utilizing the technological advances currently available and investing in new solutions, ANA is working hard to create a safe, efficient and sustainable operation.”

For details and updates on specific initiatives, please visit the ANA Green Jet website.

  • 1. Livery and special material used on aircraft
  • The ANA Green Jet will have a special livery featuring the ANA Future Promise (AFP) initiative, which began in 2021 and encompasses ANA Group’s activities in environmental, social responsibility and governance areas. A total of 2 aircraft with the special livery will enter service, with the aircraft for international routes (aircraft number: JA871A) entering service this month and the aircraft for domestic routes (aircraft number: JA874A) to begin operating in November.
  • The aircraft will feature a special material developed by Nikon Corporation, which is expected to have a “shark skin effect” with its riblet texture. ANA will study the decrease in air resistance and CO2 emission reduction of the aircraft, as well as the material’s durability and technology.
  • 2. Special features in the aircraft cabin
  • The seats of the ANA Green Jet will feature special headrest covers using vegan leather developed by Toray Industries, Inc. and Aomori Prefecture-based venture company appcycle, Inc, respectively. Headrest covers made of Ultrasuede™ nu1, the latest product being developed by Toray Industries, Inc. which partially consists of 100% plant-based PET2 and recycled PET has been adopted for the contribution to SDGs, and with appcycle, headrest covers were made from the residue of juice made from apples grown in Aomori Prefecture, and is symbolic of ANA’s further commitment to contribute to regional economies.
  • We will introduce special in-flight lighting colors and background music that evokes the richness of nature, in order to serve our passengers in a unique setting for the sustainable flight.
  • 3. ANA Group’s initiatives
  • In an effort to reduce the disposal of resources, the ANA Group has launched a resource recycling scheme together with Sojitz Pla-Net Corporation, the first of its kind in Japan’s transportation industry. The used plastic film, etc. from cargo will be recycled and reproduced into plastic products used by ANA.
  • The ANA Group will launch a program dedicated to the development of upcycled products utilizing aircraft parts, uniforms, etc. where the entire group will cooperate in creating a program that will encourage customer participation as well.


  • 1:100% plant-derived polyester in keeping with ISO 16620-1 3.1.5 biobased synthetic polymer content standard
  • 2:Ultrasuede™ nu is a registered trademark of Toray Industries, Inc.


Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) was established in 2013 as the largest airline group holding company in Japan, comprising 70 companies including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.

ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines – giving it a truly global presence.

The airline’s legacy of superior service has helped it earn SKYTRAX’s respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for nine consecutive years. ANA also has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times (2007, 2013 and 2018); it is one of only a select few airlines to win this prominent award multiple times.

In 2021, ANA was awarded the 5-star COVID-19 safety rating by SKYTRAX, recognizing the airline’s initiatives to provide a safe, clean and hygienic environment at airports and aboard aircraft, embodied in the ANA Care Promise.

ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2022 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the fifth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the sixth consecutive year.

For more information, please refer to the following link.


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

Source: All Nippon Airways