As Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) received the last of three Airbus A380, the airline will boost the capacity offered on flights between Honolulu and Tokyo to use the superjumbos.
With over 500 seats, the Tokyo-based airline will increase the frequency of flights using the A380s on the Tokyo (Narita)-Honolulu route from 10 to 14 starting July 1. It will replace Boeing 777-300ER used on flights on the route.
“Combined with design cues from Hawaiian culture, the unparalleled comfort and capacity of the Flying Honus will allow ANA to provide unrivaled service and efficiency on this increasingly prominent route,” Senior Vice President of All Nippon Airways said in a statement.
Since its introduction in 2019, ANA currently uses its two A380s exclusively on its flights between Tokyo and Honolulu which is a popular destination for Japanese tourists. The airline has marketed the services with special liveries for the aircraft and new seating options catering to travelers (mostly from Japan) heading to Hawaii.
In addition to ANA's efforts, Honolulu Airport upgraded two boarding gates to accommodate the aircraft and ANA opened a new lounge for premium travelers and families.
With three flights per day between Tokyo and Honolulu, ANA offers flights from either Narita or Haneda in Tokyo. The airline primarily uses the A380s on two daily flights from Narita along with a daily Haneda-Honolulu service which uses Boeing 787s.