ANA to Become First Airline in Japan to Operate an Airbus A320neo

ANA, Japan’s largest airline, became the country’s first carrier to take delivery of an Airbus A320neo (new engine option).

The aircraft was handed over in Hamburg, Germany on December 15, and ANA is scheduled to begin operating it on short-haul international routes such as routes to China, from mid-January1.

Compared to its predecessor the A320ceo (current engine option), the A320neo achieves 15% better fuel efficiency and has a maximum range approximately 7% longer2, while also possessing extensive interior space and sufficient cargo capacity for a small aircraft.

ANA has outfitted its A320neo for international routes, with eight seats in Business Class and 138 in Economy Class. Business Class is equipped with motorized reclining seats, while both cabins have access to ANA’s new on-board entertainment system “Rave” with improved controls using touch screen monitors, as well as “ANA Wi-Fi Service 2” with free access to live television and e-books3. As a result, ANA’s A320neo provides the comforts of larger aircraft despite its compact size.

Source: ANA Group Press Release