TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), became the first Japanese airline that has signed the United for Wildlife (UFW) “Buckingham Palace Declaration”(*1) on the illegal trade in wildlife on March 13, 2018.
Total 48 airlines, as well as a number of other aviation stakeholders have signed up to the declaration, thus underlining the aviation industry’s commitment to sustainability.
At this time, ANA will implement the following activities:
Increase passenger, customer, client, and staff awareness about the nature, scale, and consequences of the illegal wildlife trade.
Partner with airports, freight forwarders and other stakeholders to work proactively with enforcement agencies and conservation organizations to address the problem.
Consider the adoption of appropriate policies and procedures to discourage trafficking.
With this commitment, ANA intends to strengthen efforts to prohibit the transport of illegal wildlife and products and contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (* 2).
* 1 Buckingham Palace Declaration
The” United for Wildlife “, created by The Royal Foundation of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry, invited representatives of the transport industry to Buckingham Palace to pledge their support.
The IATA (*3) 72nd AGM in Dublin 2016 unanimously endorsed a Resolution denouncing the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products and pledging to partner with government authorities and conservation organizations in the fight against traffickers of endangered species.
Not only the transport sector but also strong support is perceived from several government agencies such as the World Customs Organization (WTO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Washington Convention (the treaty on international trade in endangered species of wild animals and plants).
* 2 Sustainable Development Goals
A plan to protect our planet, eliminating extreme poverty, inequality and injustice towards 2030 adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015.
* 3 IATA (International Air Transport Association)
The trade association for the world’s airline, representing some 280 airlines from 120 countries, comprising 83% of global air traffic.
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Following the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating from SKYTRAX for 5 consecutive years starting in 2013. 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 85 international routes and 116 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 52.1 million passengers in FY2016, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.