All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be launching the third in their series of specially designed “FLYING HONU” Airbus A380s, allowing them to offer daily flights between Narita and Honolulu on a unique aircraft. ANA currently provides two daily flights on the Narita-Honolulu route, with ten flights served by Airbus A380s and four operated by Boeing 777s.
Starting on July 1st, 2020, ANA will begin simultaneously operating their three Airbus A380s to support the increase in round trips on these aircraft from ten to fourteen per week.
“Combined with design cues from Hawaiian culture, the unparalleled capacity of the FLYING HONUs will allow ANA to provide unrivaled service and efficiency on this increasingly prominent route,” said Mr. Seiichi Takahashi, Senior Vice President of ANA.
The first FLYING HONU entered service on the Narita-Honolulu route in May 2019, painted in blue to represent the Hawaiian blue sky. The second FLYING HONU is emerald green which is inspired by the crystal-clear water of the Hawaiian ocean.
The third FLYING HONU features livery in orange inspired by the Hawaiian sunset. The final rollout of this plane will occur in late January 2020 and is planned to be received in April 2020.