All Nippon Airways, ANA for short and also known as Zennikkū (全日空), is a Japanese airline that is based at Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) and Haneda Airport (HND). The airline offers both domestic and international flights and serves destinations from countries across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Overall, the airline flies to more than 100 destinations.
ANA was founded as Nippon Helicopter in 1952, offering helicopter flights only. In 1955, the airline received its first jet airliner (Douglas DC-3) and rebranded as All Nippon Airlines in the years following. The airline expanded its domestic route network over the next three decades and launched its first international flights in 1986 with a flight from Tokyo to Guam.
Today, ANA is the largest airline in Japan by both destinations flown to and passengers served by year. The airline has a number of wholly-owned and partly-owned subsidiaries, including Air Japan, ANA Wings, Air Do, Peach Aviation, Vanilla Air, Philippine Airlines and Vietnam Airlines. The airline has been receiving 5-star ratings for the 7th consecutive year since 2013.
Carry-on and checked baggage is permitted onboard ANA flights. Weight and size restrictions need to be followed and vary depending on the fare you have purchased.
Each passenger can bring one piece of luggage with them when boarding.
The item must be weighing less than or equal to 10kg (22lb), and have total linear dimensions of no more than 115cm (45in), where the length of each side should not exceed 55cm x 40cm x 25cm (22 in x 16 in x 10 in), including handle and wheels.
For aircraft with 100 seats or more, the bag must have total linear dimensions of 115cm (45in) and for aircraft with less than 100 seats, the total linear dimensions of the bag must be no more than 100cm (39in).
Economy Class (including Premium Economy): Up to two pieces of free checked baggage, with total linear dimensions per item of no more than 158cm (62in), including wheels and handle. The maximum weight of free checked baggage per Economy Class passenger is 23kg (50lb per piece).
Business Class: Up to two pieces, with total linear dimensions per item of no more than 158cm / 62in, including wheels and handle. The maximum weight of free checked baggage per Business Class passenger is 32kg (70 lb) per piece.
First Class: Up to three pieces, with total linear dimensions per item of no more than 158cm / 62in, including wheels and handle. The maximum weight of free checked baggage per First Class passenger is 32kg (70 lb) per piece.
Economy Class: There are no restrictions on the number of pieces of luggage for Japanese domestic flights, however, the weight of Economy Class passenger luggage is free to a maximum of 20kg / 44lb, and the total linear dimensions of each item should be no more than 203cm / 80in.
Premium Class: There are no restrictions on the number of pieces of luggage for Japanese domestic flights, however, the weight of Premium Class passenger luggage is free to a maximum of 40kg / 88lb, and the total linear dimensions of each item should be no more than 203cm / 80in.
Baggage in excess of the free baggage allowance set by the airline will be subject to excess baggage fees.
There are 4 cabin classes that All Nippon Airways offers. Each class has its own facilities, services and benefits that cater to all passengers.
Economy passengers can enjoy a comfortable journey from the moment that they take off to the moment that they land.
Economy Class Facilities
Passengers on qualifying flights will also enjoy meals or snacks, depending on the length of their flight. Read more about the food provided in the ‘Food’ section below. Passengers can also receive select amenities such as pillows, blankets and stationery
On long-haul flights, passengers have a personal entertainment system, controlled by the touch-screen seatback TV. In-seat USB and power charging ports also allow passengers to charge their personal devices.
Economy Class Seats
Economy Class seats are designed to give passengers space and comfort. The seat pitch is 86cm (34in), with a slim design of chairs enabling more legroom. The seat’s shell design allows passengers the ability to recline without bothering the passenger sitting behind them.
Premium Economy passengers can enjoy extra space and additional comfort, allowing for greater relaxation and enhanced service.
Premium Economy Class Facilities
Premium Economy gives passengers premium amenity kits, from a standard pillow and blanket to slippers, toothbrushes, eye masks and earplugs. Meals will also be from a more premium menu, inclusive of a carefully planned meal and drinks service.
Premium Economy Class Seats
Premium Economy seats give a spacious 96 cm (38") pitch, designed for greater legroom. These seats also recline and have an adjustable headrest. Seats also have a power port and USB port, personal adjustable light and personal entertainment system.
The Business Class cabin is a diverse, luxurious cabin. Passengers can choose to get a good sleep on the airline's lie-flat bed or catch up on work in their own personal workspace.
Business Class Facilities
Passengers get access to the free entertainment system from their 18-inch personal screen, complete with provided noise-cancelling headphones. Passengers will also receive amenity kits consisting of a premium pillow and blanket, and a pouch full of items to keep them refreshed, such as a face wash, lotions, creams, a toothbrush, eye mask and earplugs. Snit wear and pyjamas are also available for free rental. Passengers will also enjoy a fine dining experience, inspired by Japanese or Western cuisine.
What are the Business Class Seats Like?
Business seats vary depending on what aircraft you are in. Most beds have the ability to lie flat like a bed, meaning passengers can relax and sleep. Seats are arranged in a staggered format, meaning that every seat has direct aisle access.
The First Class cabin is at the height of luxury, with passengers receiving the ultimate in-flight experience with space, privacy and comfort. However, only the Airbus A380 and the Boeing B777-300ER are equipped with First Class facilities.
What does First Class Include?
Passengers have a 58 cm (23in) touchscreen personal screen, with noise-canceling headphones. There's also a large adjustable dining table and cocktail table for you to be able to enjoy your first-class dining experience. There are also storage compartments for any clothes or bags you may wish to stow away for your flight. The enclosure for First Class passengers has doors, so passengers can choose to remain private and enjoy their own personal space. Seats include power charging points, with USB slots.
Passengers can also enjoy a seamless check-in service, eliminating regular queues at the airport.
Does First Class Facilities Have a First Class Lounge?
There is an ANA lounge at Haneda and Narita International Airports, along with some at other airports. They provide passengers with a full-course dining experience, comparable to that in a highly-rated restaurant.
Complimentary in-flight entertainment is available on international flights, with a selection of blockbuster movies, TV shows, music and Japanese entertainment. Passengers have access to the same in-flight entertainment system in all classes. However, those in the higher-tier classes are given larger and better-quality screens and headphones.
Passengers can also pre-download the ANA app to their mobile devices and use the MY SKY CHANNEL section of the app to browse the list of entertainment offered on MY SKY CHANNEL. Passengers can favourite entertainment that they want to watch and once in-flight, connect their mobile device to quickly access their favourites and use the mobile as a remote control to pause, stop and play videos.
ANA's WIFI network allows passengers to surf the web while 30,000 feet in the sky. Passengers can use the airline's WIFI for light browsing, send and receive emails and scroll through their social media.
WIFI is free for First Class passengers. However, the following fees apply to all other cabin classes:
30-minute plan - 15 MB - $4.95 USD
1-hour plan - 30 MB - $8.95 USD
Full Flight Plan - 100 MB - $19.95 USD
Please note that ANA WIFI is unavailable on some aircraft.
All passengers are given complimentary meals on long-haul international flights. The higher the cabin class, the greater choice and better quality of meal passengers receive, with First Class offering an outstanding in-flight dining experience.
Passengers on domestic or short-haul flights in Economy Class can order light meals, snacks and drinks once in-flight. Passengers flying in other classes on these flights are entitled to complimentary snacks and drinks for the duration of the flight.
Any passenger that requires a special meal must request it with us or the airline directly at least 24 hours before their flight.
Online and airport check-in is available for ANA flights. The opening and closing times for check-in will vary depending on your destination.
People flying with ANA can check in online up to 24 hours to 75 minutes before departure. Checking in online will allow you to do such things as make an All Nippon Airlines seat reservation and keep up to date with the latest flight information. Visit the ANA online check-in page to complete the online check-in process or visit our general online check-in page for further information.
Passengers who have not completed online check-in must do so at the airport. To complete check-in, visit an ANA check-in counter in the airport. Please note different airports have different check-in opening and closing times, so be sure to check the ANA website to see what time you need to arrive at the airport.
All Nippon Airways has a frequent flyer program called 'ANA Mileage Club'.
ANA offers a frequent flyer program called ANA Mileage Club whereby regular passengers can earn miles by purchasing flights or shopping from other participating ANA Mileage Club partners.
Family Account Service allows passengers to combine the miles earned by a family, and to redeem awards such as ANA and Partner Flight Awards and ANA International Upgrade Awards.
When a passenger makes an ANA flight booking, they can collect frequent flyer points with Alternative Airlines. Go to our Airline Alliances page to find out how, or check out our article on airline loyalty programs to learn more about which frequent flyer program to join.
ANA is currently a member of the Star Alliance - a network of leading global airlines.
All Nippon Airways is a member of the Star Alliance airline alliance, which is one of the leading global airline networks. ANA joined Star Alliance in October 1999.
Through Star Alliance, ANA works closely with 25 other airlines and its affiliates to cover strategic routes and offer passengers cumulative benefits when purchasing flights on a Star Alliance airline member.
ANA flies to a range of different destinations across Europe, Asia and North America, as well as many domestic cities in Japan. Click below to see all the cities and airports that ANA flies to.
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Narita International Airport is an international airport serving Tokyo, Japan, and is the hub airport for All Nippon Airlines. The airport is located between the city of Narita and Shibayama.
Narita is one of the main international airports in Japan. In 2019, the airport served over 36 million international reservations per year and over 44 million overall. The airport has two runways and three terminal buildings.
Besides ANA, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan and Peach Aviation also use Narita International as a hub. Other airlines which fly to and from Narita International Airport include Aeroflot, Air Busan, Air Canada, Skymark Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and many others.
All Nippon Airways' fleet currently consists of a mix of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Most of its fleet includes the A321s, B737s and B787s. ANA has orders for the Boeing 737 MAX with deliveries expected to being in 2025. It also has orders for the B777-9 which will replace its older B777 models.
Book your ANA flights with Alternative Airlines to be able to select your seats for the flight before departing. We offer passengers flying with ANA to book their flights using an interactive seat map where they can see available seats as well as choose seats with extra legroom. It doesn't matter whether you have a domestic or international reservation - find out how to book seats.
You can easily spread the cost of your ANA flights into manageable instalments over a period of time. We offer over 40 different payment options including some great Buy Now, Pay Later options. Please visit our dedicated All Nippon Airways Tickets — Fly Now Pay Later page for more details.
Alternative Airlines provide an English website so that you can book your ANA flights with us in English. The whole booking process is communicated in English to provide you with a comprehensive flight-buying service. Should you have any enquiries or issues throughout, we also have a dedicated English-speaking customer service team who are available 8 am-12 am every day (GMT).
You can also find out further information about ANA via ANA's English website.
Last-minute flights with ANA are flights that can be brought close to the flight departure date and time. An ANA last-minute flight is usually booked a couple of days or weeks leading up to the flight departure date, but it can also be purchased on the same day of departure. Last-minute flights are usually purchased by business travellers who need to attend meetings or by travellers who need to travel urgently. Last-minute flights with ANA are usually cheaper than flights booked months in advance, however, this isn't always promised. We have created an easy-to-follow handy guide showing how you can search for flights and apply search filters to secure the perfect ANA flight for you.
After booking, our e-tickets are sent to you immediately or within 2 hours via email. Please be aware, when booking a last-minute flight, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.
ANA also known as All Nippon Airways is a Japanese airline headquartered in Shiodome City Center Minato, Tokyo, Japan. ANA flies to over 100 destinations including Istanbul, London, Shanghai, Paris and Delhi. Popular last-minute flights with ANA begin in Tokyo-Narita or Tokyo-Haneda.
Here! At Alternative Airlines you can search for ANY last-minute flight with ANA, by simply following our handy guide from above. We have made it really easy for you to find the perfect last-minute flight, by using the flight filters to narrow down your preferences. Please note that if you book ANA last-minute flights with Alternative Airlines, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive our e-ticket via email.
There is no definite answer. However, when ANA needs to fill the empty seats on the aircraft, they will usually lower the price of last-minute flights (but this isn't always promised). Some ANA last-minute flights can be expensive as they know that passengers who need to travel urgently are more willing to pay more for their flight ticket.
Absolutely! When you book last-minute flights with ANA through Alternative Airlines, you can benefit from paying for your flight later. We have teamed with a number of payment plan providers including Afterpay, Affirm, Clearpay, Klarna and PayPal Credit that make it easy for you to manage your finance. With flights on finance, you can spread the cost of your ANA flight over weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly instalments. To find out more about financing last-minute flights with ANA, head over to our Fly Now Pay Later with ANA guide.
27 September 2022
All Nippon Airlines has been voted the 4th Best Airline of 2022 in the Skytrax World Airline Awards which took place in London on the 23rd of September. In the category of 'Best Airline by Cabin Class', ANA won based off of its cabin cleanliness.
23 September 2022
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan had very strict travel restrictions meaning airlines within Japan operated fewer international flights than usual. But as of October 2022, Japan will be reopening its borders for visa-free travel, allowing its national carriers, including ANA and Japan Airlines, to increase the number of international flights. There's been a surge in demand for travel to Japan and ANA have stated it will push more international flights to meet this demand.