ANA HOLDINGS’ Chairman of the Board Shinichiro Ito presented with “Person of the Year 2017” award by Orient Aviation

TOKYO, Japan, 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Shinichiro Ito, Chairman of the Board of ANA HOLDINGS INC. was presented with the prestigious “Person of the Year 2017” award by Orient Aviation at the awards ceremony on April 25. This is the second time Orient Aviation, which is the leading commercial aviation news magazine in the Asia-Pacific region, has recognized Shinichiro Ito as ‘Person of the Year,’ making him the only person who has received the award twice.

“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award for the second time,” said Shinichiro Ito. “It is because of the hard work and dedication of our employees that ANA receives recognitions like this. I am very proud of our team and want to thank Orient Aviation for this great honor.”

Shinichiro Ito has been recognized for demonstrating the highest level of leadership, imagination, outstanding business ability and an appetite for revolutionary change. “Shinichiro Ito has led ANA through a remarkable period of growth that has transformed the carrier into a global airline company that is consistently rated as one of the top five carriers in the world,” said Christine McGee, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Orient Aviation.

The Orient Aviation Person of the Year was launched in 1997 to honor the airline CEO in Asia Pacific who delivered the most outstanding performance on all levels at their airline. Previous winners have included Alan Joyce, CEO and Managing Director of Qantas Group, Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of IATA, and Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand.

ANA Group will continue striving to become the world’s leading airline group in customer service satisfaction and value creation.

Contact: ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111,

About ANA
Following the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating from SKYTRAX for six 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.