Contest will determine the next additions to ANA’s in-flight menu for Premium Economy and Economy Class.
TOKYO, JAPAN, 2019-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, is inviting the public to vote on which dishes will be added to its in-flight menu for Premium Economy and Economy Class passengers. The competition dates back to 2013, with ANA adding new in-flight dishes every year. This year, the 10 possible additions are all Donburi, a traditional Japanese rice bowl meal. Recent years, the new dishes represent a different category of Japanese cuisine, with last year’s competition being based around curry dishes.
“We are always looking for new ways to give our passengers a voice and inviting their input on the services that we offer in order to create a more responsive airline,” said Hideki Kunugi, Executive Vice President of ANA. “Voting via the internet and social media platforms is a fun way for the public to make their opinion heard and ensure that our offerings align with their interests. ANA will continue prioritizing consumer input as we align every aspect of the in-flight experience with passenger needs.”
Culinary excellence, authentic cuisine and diverse food options have always been priorities for ANA, and all 10 dishes have been created by the elite ANA “THE CONNOISSEURS” chef team. The donburi dishes are meant to capture the local flavor of 10 distinct Japanese regions. There will be two different voting periods, with participants choosing their favorite dishes from eastern Japan and western Japan.
The first voting period will open on October 8, 10 a.m. JST and run until October 17, 11:59 p.m. JST. This seventh annual in-flight meal general election will determine the top two dishes from Japan’s eastern regions. The next voting period will last from October 18, 10:00 a.m. JST until October 27, 11:59 p.m. JST and determine the top two dishes inspired by western Japan. This will result in four winning dishes, two from each part of Japan. Voting will be open to ANA customers from all over the world, with the top four vote getters will be served on Premium Economy and Economy Class international flights departing from Japan starting in March 2020.
ANA is launching a specially designed website in Japanese and English for the contest, and voting will also take place on Weibo. After the votes have been tallied, ANA will announce the winning donburi dishes on Facebook, Twitter and on the ANA special website in mid-November. The specific routes for each dish will be announced in February 2020.
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 82 international routes and 121 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.
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Source: All Nippon Airways (ANA)