All Nippon Airways

Corporate Profile

All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., also known as Zennikkū or ANA, is Japan’s largest airline.
It is the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues (2011) and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers (2012). It is headquartered at the Shiodome City Center in the Shiodome area in Tokyo, Japan. ANA flies today to 31 international destinations and 50 domestic cities and employed over 14,000 employees. In 2012, it carried 45 million passengers and generated revenues of $15.8 billion.  Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 24 million members. ANA’s main international hubs are at Haneda Airport International Terminal and Narita International Airport. Its main domestic hubs are at Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal, Osaka International Airport Itami, Chūbu Centrair International Airport (near Nagoya), and New Chitose Airport (near Sapporo). ANA is also the largest shareholder in Peach, a low-cost carrier joint venture with First Eastern Investment Group. A fleet of 232 aircraft serving a network of 175 routes. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. 

ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazines, and was awarded five stars by the world’s leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX.




President: C.E.O. SHINOBE, Osamu

Date of Foundation: April 2, 2012

Paid-in Capital: ¥25,000 millions

Number of Employees: 13,731employees (as of March 31, 2013)


Principal Purpose

1. Scheduled air transportation business

2. Nonscheduled air transportation business and business utilizing aircraft

3. Business of buying,selling,leasing and maintenance of aircraft and aircraft parts

4.Aircraft transportation ground support business including passenger boarding procedures and loading of hand baggage



ANA has an extensive domestic route network that covers the entirety of Japan, from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south. ANA’s international route network extends through China, Korea, and Southeast Asia, United States and Western Europe. Its key international hub is Narita International Airport, where it shares the South Wing of Terminal 1 with its Star Alliance partners. ANA’s international network currently focuses on business destinations; its only remaining “resort” routes are its routes from Haneda and Narita to Honolulu; past resort routes such as Narita-Guam, Kansai-Honolulu and Nagoya-Honolulu have been cancelled, although ANA plans to expand resort service in the future through its low-cost subsidiary Vanilla Air. Joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes.

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1952 Dec. Japan Helicopter & Aeroplane Transports Co., Ltd. is established,with the goal of restoring regular air transportation services disrupted by WWII. Initial capital is ¥150 million.

1953 Feb. The company starts a helicopter service.

1953 May. The company is authorized to operate a charter passenger service.

1953 Oct. The company is authorized to operate a scheduled passenger service.

1953 Dec. The company expands our network of routes after starting cargo services on the trunk line Tokyo-Osaka route.

1955 Nov. Douglas DC-3s are introduced.

1957 Dec. The company name is changed to All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

1958 Mar. ANA merges with Far Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd. capital increases to ¥600 million.

1960 Jul. Viscount 744s are introduced.

1961 Jun. Friendship F-27s and Viscount 828s are introduced.

1961 Oct. ANA is listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange.

1963 Nov. ANA merges with Fujita Koku K.K.;capital increases to ¥4.65 billion.

1965 Mar. Boeing 727s are introduced.

1965 Jul. Olympia YS-11s are introduced.

1969 May. Boeing 737s are introduced.

1971 Feb. Non-scheduled international services begin with the opening of a Tokyo-Hong Kong route.

1972 Aug. ANA’s shares, previously listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges,are listed on the First Section of both exchanges.

1973 Dec. Lockheed L-1011s are introduced.

1978 Dec. ANA’s shares are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Boeing 747s are introduced.

1983 Jun. Boeing 767s are introduced.

1985 Oct. The cumulative total number of passengers carried on domestic routes reaches 300 million.

1986 Mar. ANA begins scheduled international service with the opening of a Tokyo-Guam route.

1990 Nov. Boeing 747-400s introduced.

1991 Mar. Airbus A320s introduced.

1991 Oct. ANA’s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

1992 Oct. The cumulative total number of passengers carried on domestic routes reaches 500 million.

1994 Sep. ANA begins serving Kansai International Airport.

1995 Dec. Boeing 777s are introduced.

1998 Mar. Airbus A321s are introduced.

1999 Oct. ANA joins the Star Alliance Network.

2002 Dec. ANA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the foundation.

2003 Mar. The cumulative total number of passengers carried on domestic and international routes reaches 1 billion by ANA Group.

2005 Feb. ANA begins serving Central Japan International Airport.

2006 Mar. ANA celebrates 20 years of International Flights.

2011 Mar. ANA celebrates 25 years of International Flights.

2013 Apr. Start as a new All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. following the move to a holding company structure.

2014 Mar. New routes coming from 30 March 2014, especially these flights are mainly from Haneda airport in Tokyo.

ANA has recently launched the new global branding concept “By Design”, which expresses how we take care of the details that prove the future of flight. As ANA expands its international service out of Haneda starting March 2014, we look forward to offering you the utmost hospitality and easy connections.


Galant Hellas has been appointed as GSA of All Nippon Airways since 2000.


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