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ANA's earliest ancestor was Japan Helicopter and Aeroplane Transports Company(日本ヘリコプター輸送, Nippon Herikoputā Yusō) (also known as Nippon Helicopter and Aeroplane), an airline company founded on 27 December 1952. Nippon Helicopter was the source of what would later be ANA's International Air Transport Association (IATA) airline code, NH. NH began helicopter services in February 1953. On 15 December 1953, it operated its first cargo flight between Osaka and Tokyo using a de Havilland Dove, JA500...
ANA grew through the 1960s, adding the Vickers Viscount to the fleet in 1960 and the Fokker F27 in 1961. October 1961 marked ANA's debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as well as the Osaka Securities Exchange. 1963 saw another merger, with Fujita Airlines, raising the company's capital to 4.65 billion yen. In 1965 ANA introduced jets with Boeing 727s on the Tokyo-Sapporo route. It also introduced Japan's first homegrown turboprop airliner, the NAMC YS-11 in 1965, replacing Convair 440s on local...
In 1986, ANA began to expand beyond Japan's key domestic carrier to become a competitive international carrier as well. On 3 March 1986, ANA started scheduled international flights with a passenger service from Tokyo to Guam. Flights to Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., followed by year's end, and ANA also entered a service agreement with American Airlines to feed the US carrier's new flights to Narita. ANA expanded its international services gradually: to Beijing, Dalian, Hong Kong and Sydne...
All Nippon Airways is headquartered at the Shiodome City Center in the Shiodome area in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. In the late 1960s ANA had its headquarters in the Hikokan Building in Shinbashi, Minato. From the 1970s through the late 1990s All Nippon Airways was headquartered in the Kasumigaseki Building in Chiyoda, Tokyo. Before moving into its current headquarters, ANA had its headquarters on the grounds of Tokyo International Airport in Ōta, Tokyo. In 2002 ANA announced that it was taking up...
ANA Group is a group of companies which are wholly or primarily owned by ANA. It comprises the following: Commercial aviation 1. Air Japan 2. ANA Wings 3. Air Do(major shareholder) 4. Peach(largest shareholder) 5. Philippine Airlines(9.5% shareholder) 6. Vietnam Airlines(8.8% shareholder) 7. IFTA(Flight Training Academy training pilots for ANA Group airlines and other worldwide airlines by contract) 8. Pan Am International Flight Academy General aviation 1. All Nippon Helicopter (dedicated fo...
As of May 2021, ANA operates a fleet of 6 freighter aircraft, Including 4 Boeing 767-300ER(BCF) and 2 Boeing 777F.ANA's freighters operate on 18 international routes and 6 domestic routes. ANA operates an overnight cargo hub at Naha Airport in Okinawa, which receives inbound freighter flights from key destinations in Japan, China and Southeast Asia between 1 and 4 a.m., followed by return flights between 4 and 6 a.m., allowing overnight service between these regional hubs as well as onward co...
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, India, Southeast Asia, Canada, United States, Mexico, Australia, and Western Europe. Its key international hub is Narita International Airport, where it shares the South Wing of Terminal 1 with its Star Alliancepartners. 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 Peach Aviation.
On 31 July 2014, ANA firmed up orders for 7 Airbus A320neos, 23 Airbus A321neos, 20 Boeing 777-9Xs, 14 Boeing 787-9s and 6 Boeing 777-300ERs, to be used for its short and long-haul fleet renewal. Boeing valued ANA's order at approximately $13 billion at list prices. On 2 February 2015, ANA placed orders with Airbus and Boeing worth $2.2bn for three Boeing 787-10s, five Boeing 737-800s and seven Airbus A321s. In late July 2015, ANA entered into a secret agreement with Airbus to make additional...
The ANA former "Mohican" livery consists of a blue and white colour scheme painted as strip sections on the fuselage, with a blue vertical stabilizer with the former ANA logo. All aircraft wearing this livery are either retired or repainted. In 2010, one Boeing 767-300 was repainted in this livery.
The current "Triton blue" livery has a white and grey fuselage, with a blue strip painted under the windows. The ANA logo and their slogan "Inspiration of Japan" is painted on top of the windows. The vertical stabilizer is painted blue with the word ANA painted sideways.
Many Aircraft in ANA operates in special liveriesthrough the years: 1. Six jets in Star Alliancelivery: two Boeing 777-200s, one Boeing 777-300ER, one Boeing 767-300ER, one Boeing 737-800 and one Boeing 787-9 2. Five Pokémon-themed jets: three Boeing 747-400s, one Boeing 767-300 and one Boeing 777-300 3. Four Star Wars-themed jets: one Boeing 787-9 in an R2-D2 livery; one Boeing 777-300ER in a BB-8 livery; one Boeing 767-300ER in a mixed R2-D2 and BB-8 livery; and one Boeing 777-200ER in a C-...
Introduced in 2009, the "Inspiration of Japan" cabin features included fully-lie-flat-bed business class seats, nearly enclosed first class suite seats, fixed shell back seats in both of its economy classes, a new AVOD in-flight entertainment system (based on Panasonic Avionics Corporation's eX2 IFE system with iPodconnectivity, in-seat shopping and meal ordering as well as cabin touchscreen consoles) as well as improvements to its in-flight service. ANA will also introduce a new lounge (whic...
ANA's inflight magazine is named Wingspan and is available both on board and as a freely downloadable application for Apple's iPad. The iPad version is named 'Virtual Airport' and includes content from Wingspan as well as links to airline booking and online check-in pages.
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Previously ANA had a dedicated shuttle bus from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt Airportso passengers may board ANA flights at that airport, but the bus service was discontinued after ANA began its dedicated Düsseldorf flights in 2014.ANA sponsored the film Happy Flight, which is about a co-pilot and flight attendant on an ANA flight to Hawaii.ANA was featured in Miss Pilot, a Japanese television drama about a female pilot.ANA sponsored the Japanese television drama Good Luck!!, which is about a group of airline crew members. The series starred Takuya Kimura, Shinichi Tsutsumi and Kou Shibasaki.The title for All Nippon Air Line, a Josei manga by Kei Azumaya that was inspired by All Nippon Airways.On 12 August 1958, Flight 025, a Douglas DC-3 (JA5045), crashed 17 km (11 mi) off Toshima, one hour after takeoff from Tokyo en route to Nagoya, killing all 33 on board.In 1958, dynamitewas planted in a Douglas DC-3 by Akira Emoto, a candy salesman, as part of a suicide plan. Emoto killed himself by leaping from the aircraft and the bombs failed to detonate.On 16 March 1960, Douglas DC-3 JA5018 was taxiing after landing at Nagoya-Komaki International Airport when North American F-86D Sabre 94-8137 of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force(JASDF) collided wi...On 12 June 1961, Vickers Viscount G-APKJ was written off when the starboard undercarriage collapsed following a heavy landing at Osaka Itami Airport.
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In February 2011, A Cube Entertainment announced the first trainee for new girl group, Apink, was Son Na-eun, who was featured in Beast' "Soom" (숨; "Breath"), "Beautiful" and "Niga Jeil Joha" (니가 제일 좋아; "I Like You the Best") music videos in late 2010. Park Cho-rong, who appeared at the end of Beast's "Shock" Japanese music video, joined next, as the group's leader. A Cube announced Oh Ha-young as the third member. In March, Jeong Eun-ji was introduced as the fourth member on A Cube's Twitter...
2011: Debut, rising success and further releases
The group released their debut EP, Seven Springs of Apink and the music video for its lead single, "Mollayo" (몰라요; "I Don't Know"), on April 19, 2011. The album consists of five songs, including "It Girl" and "Wishlist". The music video for "Mollayo" featured Beast' Lee Gi-kwang. Apink made their debut stage performance with "Mollayo" on Mnet's M Countdown on April 21 to promote their album. After several months of promoting "Mollayo", they began promoting "It Girl". Apink also recorded the s...
2012–2013: First studio album, Yoo-kyung's departure and commercial success
In January 2012, Apink won their first music show award on Mnet's M Countdown for "My My". In February, they received the "Rookie of the Year" award at the 1st Gaon Chart Awards. The group performed at the Canadian Music Fest in March 2012. Apink News was continued for three seasons.For season 3, which began to air in June 2012, Apink members contributed as writers, camera operators, directors, and in other production jobs. The group next released the eponymous "April 19" (4월 19일) to celebrat...
Apink's image and music style are often compared to first-generation idol girl groups S.E.S. and Fin.K.L. Apink has an innocent and girlish image, unusual among girl groups' sexy concepts. In 2012, member Oh Ha-young said, "Other girl groups these days tend to highlight their dancing skills and sexy looks, but our concept was an innocent and pure image. I think that's why the audience felt comfortable with us". However, with releases like 2014's "Luv" and 2015's "Remember" group deviated, and showed a more mature and sensitive side to the group while still retaining their trademark innocence. Apink's music generally fits within the bubblegum pop genre, with signature cheery lyrics. Jeff Benjamin of Billboard commented that "My My" recalled early 2000s bubblegum pop, "NoNoNo" was influenced by 1980s synth-pop and "Luv" recalls 1990s hip-hop while blending it with ballad melancholy, a fall-themed song of lost love. "Mr Chu", released in spring 2014, continues a slew of Apink's tradema...
Korean albums 1. Une Année(2012) 2. Pink Memory(2015) 3. Pink Revolution(2016) Japanese albums 1. Pink Season(2015) 2. Pink Doll(2016) 3. Pink Stories(2017)
Korean Tours 1. Pink Paradise (2015) 2. Pink Island (2015) 3. Pink Party (2016) 4. Pink Space (2018) 5. Pink Collection: Red and White (2019) 6. Welcome to Pink World (2020) Japan Tours 1. Apink 1st Live Tour – Pink Season (2015) 2. Apink 2nd Live Tour – Pink Summer (2016) 3. Apink 3rd Live Tour – 3 Years (2017) 4. Apink Japan Live Pink Collection (2019) Asia Tours 1. Apink Secret Garden in Singapore – Vizit Korea (2013) 2. Pink Paradise Asia Tour (2015) 3. Apink Pink Memory Day In Singapore Mini Concert & Fan Meeting (2016) 4. Pink Aurora Asia Tour (2016–2017) 5. Pink Up Asia Tour (2017) 6. One & Six Asia Tour (2018) American Tours 1. Pink Memory: Apink North America Tour (2016) Online Stage 1. Pink Of The Year (2020)
Apink started with a documentary program titled Apink News, which aired on the cable channel TrendE for three seasons (2011–2012). They appeared in another reality show, Birth of a Family, from 2011 to 2012. In 2014, Apink appeared on another reality show, MBC Every 1's Showtime, and were the subject of the third season.
The group has won awards at shows such as the 26th Golden Disc Awards, 21st Seoul Music Awards, and 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards. Their first music program win was on M Countdown on January 5, 2012, for "My My" from their second EP Snow Pink.
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