ANA to spread the Olympic spirit across Japan through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay.
ANA will partner with JAL to transport the Olympic flame to Japan.
TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, has signed an agreement today with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to become a “Supporting Partner” of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay.
In this role, ANA will promote the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay and work to build domestic excitement for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 which is set to begin one year from now. In addition, ANA will be working with Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) to transport the Olympic flame from Greece to Japan. Japan’s leading airlines will collaborate in the effort to bring and spread the Olympic spirit to all over Japan as the Olympic flame travels through 47 prefectures over 121 days.
“All of Japan is looking forward to welcoming the world to Tokyo next summer for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020,” said Yuji Hirako, President and CEO of ANA. “ANA has always served as an ambassador for Japanese hospitality and culture, and we are honored that our airline is able to serve as a Supporting Partner, sharing the human spirit of unity and friendliness during this spectacular event.”
As Supporting Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay, ANA will do everything in its capacity to support the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and to ensure that the Olympic GamesTokyo 2020 will be a memorable experience for everyone involved, from the athletes to the fans and the spectators.
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 119 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 269 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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