ANA eyes more Asian flights for Vanilla Air by fiscal 2020

/ May 18, 2017

ANA eyes more Asian flights for Vanilla Air by fiscal 2020

ANA Holdings is considering drastically expanding international flights on its low-cost carrier Vanilla Air, mainly on routes linking Japan with China and Southeast Asia, group officials have said. ANA Holdings aims to take the step by fiscal 2020, which includes the period of the ...

First test flight of stratospheric solar plane called a success

May 6, 2017

First test flight of stratospheric solar plane called a success

The first solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere made an initial low-altitude test flight over Switzerland Friday. The SolarStratos, a superlight, sleek, white two-seater aircraft with long wings covered with solar panels, took off from Payerne at 8 a.m., according to an AFP ...

Made-in-China passenger jet set for maiden test flight

May 4, 2017

Made-in-China passenger jet set for maiden test flight

China is expected this week to conduct the maiden test flight of a homegrown passenger jet built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus. The C919, built by state-owned aerospace manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), ...

ANA marks 30 years of regular China flights

/ Apr 17, 2017

ANA marks 30 years of regular China flights

All Nippon Airways held a ceremony on Sunday to mark 30 years since the major Japanese carrier launched its first regular route to China. “We reached the milestone thanks to the support from our customers and people concerned,” Takao Nannichi, head of ANA’s branch ...

ANA to introduce A380 for Honolulu routes

/ Mar 7, 2017

ANA to introduce A380 for Honolulu routes

All Nippon Airways Co. will introduce the Airbus A380 aircraft on its route between Narita International Airport and Honolulu in spring 2019. The unit of ANA Holdings Inc. also said it is considering using the world’s largest passenger aircraft, with around 500 seats, on ...