ANA’s in-flight Wi-Fi is expanding to about 100 of its 777 and 787 aircraft. It will be retrofitted on 32 new planes on the international routes, with it also coming to select domestic Japanese routes serviced by these aircraft. It will also be included from the get-go on all new aircraft entering service in the domestic routes.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ANA to expand its in-flight Wi-Fi Service
TOKYO, October 8, 2014 - In order to respond to the evolving needs of its customers’, ANA is extending its in-flight Wi-Fi services. During 2015, “ANA Wi-Fi Service” will be more readily available across ANA’s international network and will be introduced on certain domestic routes.
“ANA Wi-Fi Service”, a charged service, was introduced on certain international routes on March 1, 2014.
From April 2015, ANA will start introducing “ANA Wi-Fi Service” on approximately 30 additional aircraft operating on international routes, including 787-8, 787-9 and 777-300ER planes. This will increase the number of aircraft offering a Wi-Fi service on international flights to approximately 60.
ANA will also plan to introduce in-flight Wi-Fi services to certain domestic routes within FY2015. Approximately one hundred aircraft, including 787-8s, 787-9s, 777-200s and 777-300s, will be able to provide this service.
In addition, all new aircraft entering ANA’s international fleet will be Wi-Fi enabled, ensuring it’s entire international fleet is equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi in the future.
ANA will continue to offer further service enhancements in order to keep improving the level of convenience and comfort it provides to its customers.
1. Expansion on international routes
1) Aircraft to types:
Boeing 787-8, 787-9, 777-300ER , etc on international routes
Total: Approximately 60 aircraft (including 28 aircraft on which the introduction had already been introduced)
2) Introductory period:
Services planned to start sequentially after April 2015.
2. Introduction of Wi-Fi connection services on domestic routes
1) Aircraft types:
Boeing 787-8, 787-9, 777-200, 777-300, etc on domestic routes
Total: Approximately 100 aircraft
2) Introductory period:
Services due to start within FY 2015
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan by passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 72 international routes and 115 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA Group has 33,000 employees. In 2013, it carried 46 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.6 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and was awarded five stars in 2013 and 2014 by the world’s leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.