All Nippon Airways becomes a Major Partner of Japan Football Association to support national team tours and promote social issues awareness

All Nippon Airways becomes a Major Partner of Japan Football Association to support national team tours and promote social issues awareness

  • ANA and the Japan Football Association have reached a basic agreement on the promotional “JFA Major Partner” contract.
  • In addition to supporting the Japan national team’s domestic and international tours, ANA will participate in social and sustainability initiatives.
  • The agreement will run from February 27, 2023 to December 31, 2026.

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for 10 consecutive years, has reached an agreement with the Japan Football Association (JFA) to become a JFA Major Partner. The agreement will run from February 27, 2023 to December 31, 2026.

As a Major Partner of the JFA, ANA will support the Japan national team’s domestic and international tours as well as participate in initiatives to raise awareness of social issues and contribute to the development of a sustainable society.

ANA supports the activities of various athletic organizations and individual athletes based on the belief that the attitude of athletes, both as a group and individually, to take on challenges and make unremitting efforts toward their goals are deeply rooted in ANA’s spirit.

ANA and JFA both recently celebrated milestone anniversaries, positioning the partnership for success over the next three years. ANA, coming from humble beginnings with just two helicopters, celebrated its 70th anniversary in December 2022. As Japan’s largest airline, ANA continues to pursue its dream of becoming the wings that connect people around the world. JFA, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in September 2021, also has big dreams. Chief among them is winning the FIFA World Cup by 2050.

“JFA hosts one of the most successful football leagues in Asia, and with the Japanese enthusiasm for football bringing together diverse connections and supportive communities, this partnership was the next step to expand ANA’s mission of “Uniting the World in Wonder,” said Shinichi Inoue, President and CEO of ANA. “ANA is proud to support the JFA in their journey to winning the FIFA World Cup and looks forward to our collaborative endeavors which we hope will inspire our employees, customers, fans and society to celebrate diversity, enact positive change and take on new challenges.”

Japan Football Association Major Partner
Agreement period: February 27, 2023 – December 31, 2026

Scope of sponsorship:

  • ・Japan National Team
    SAMURAI BLUE(Japan National Team), Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women’s National Team), Japan Futsal National Team, Japan Beach Soccer National Team, Japan National Team for each age group and Japan National Team
  • ・JFA projects such as training, licensed coach training, referee training and grassroots

About ANA

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), established in 2013, is the largest airline group holding company in Japan 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 been recognized with SKYTRAX’s 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for 10 consecutive years. ANA 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 2022, ANA received first place in the Global airline and Asia Pacific categories at the CIRIUM On-Time Performance Awards, marking the second consecutive year ANA was recognized as the most on-time airline in the world. 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 sixth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the seventh consecutive year.

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Source: All Nippon Airways (ANA)