- The lounge will offer gourmet food options and a bright, open relaxation space for passengers flying out of Narita International Airport’s Terminal 1, Satellite 2.
- The lounge’s interior design was overseen by the renowned designer Kengo Kuma.
TOKYO, JAPAN, 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will open a state-of-the-art new lounge in Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) on March 29. The new lounge will be ANA’s third at Narita Airport, indicating its continued investment in this prominent global air travel hub. Located in Narita International Airport’s Terminal 1, Satellite 2, the lounge will improve accessibility and convenience for passengers departing from gates 21-25 as well as passengers taking buses to their aircraft from the outer bay areas.
The construction and design of the lounge was supervised by renowned designer, Kengo Kuma, and it adheres to the philosophy of “Ichigo ichie” (treasure every encounter as if it were once in a lifetime.) The new Narita lounge features a traditional “Yamato-kabe” wood wall design to create a bright, warm and relaxing atmosphere. Kuma has also recently supervised the renovation of ANA’s lounges at Chitose Itami, Fukuoka and Okinawa Airports. The award-winning Kuma also designed ANA’s new THE Suite First Class seats and THE Room Business Class seats on select international flights.
“Like other ANA lounges that have been renovated in recent years, this new lounge at Narita provides a superior level of comfort to passengers departing from Narita Airport,” said Hideki Kunugi, Executive Vice President of ANA. “Many of our passengers traveling through Asia pass through Narita Airport. Ensuring that these passengers can easily access one of ANA’s lounges no matter where they are located in the airport exemplifies ANA’s commitment to Japanese hospitality and passenger convenience.”
In addition to its elegant design, the lounge will emphasize traditional ANA hospitality with its wide range of food and beverage options. The lounge’s buffet offers a range of dining options while the noodle bar provides guests with their choice of Japanese ramen. Designed to provide hospitality for all, the lounge is wheelchair accessible and contains priority seating areas.
The addition of ANA’s Satellite 2 lounge at Narita Airport is symbolic of ANA’s far-reaching commitment to elevating the passenger experience both in the air and on the ground. By investing in its lounges, ANA is demonstrating the value it places on convenience and hospitality.
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 120 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.
In addition to the full service and award-winning record of ANA, the ANA Group’s subsidiary Peach Aviation Limited is the leading LCC in Japan, and has expanded following the integration of Vanilla Air Inc. in late 2019. ANA Group carried 54.4 million passengers in FY2018, has approximately 43,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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