Japan is as popular as ever now with Aussie travellers, and as more and more Australians include the Land of the Rising Sun on their bucket-lists, the question naturally becomes: who should I fly with?
As a Star Alliance member and Japan’s only 5-star Skytrax airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA) have been leaders in aviation since first coming onto the scene back in the 50s, and for the past six decades, they’ve been introducing Japan to millions of travellers all around the world – including here in Australia.
With daily flights from Sydney to Tokyo, ANA offers one of the most comfortable, convenient and enjoyable passages to Japan.
But how so, you ask? Well, read on to find out…
Here are five reasons why you should totally fly with ANA the next time you travel to Japan.
1. JAPAN’S ONLY 5-STAR SKYTRAX RATED AIRLINE
Skytrax is the world’s most authoritative international air transport rating organisation, and its 5-star awards are only given to airlines that consistently achieve the highest, overall quality performance. In basic terms, Skytrax awards are taken very seriously around the world, and airlines work very hard to receive recognition from the rating body.
ANA is the only carrier in Japan to be rated as a 5-star Skytrax airline (for the fourth year in a row now) and that means that passengers will always be guaranteed a 5-star journey when flying with ANA – from beginning to end.
2. AWARD WINNING – EVERY YEAR
If ANA’s status as a 5-star Skytrax airline isn’t enough to demonstrate just how highly rated it is, then perhaps its recent wins at the 2016 Skytrax awards in the ‘World’s Best Airport Services’ and ‘Best Airline Staff in Asia’ categories will.
Indeed, ANA is an award-winning Skytrax airline, and no doubt future wins are in the cards for an airline that’s totally committed to giving its passengers the best possible flying experience in the air.
3. A FANTASTIC DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
Servicing 41 international cities (including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Beijing, Seoul, and – of course – Sydney) and 40 destinations across Japan (including Sapporo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Okayama, and Nagasaki), ANA opens up a whole world of exciting travelling possibilities for passengers, all from its convenient hub at Haneda Airport in central Tokyo.
4. FLY INTO THE HEART OF TOKYO DAILY FROM SYDNEY
Unlike other carriers that serve Tokyo by flying into Narita International Airport (a 60 to a 90-minute train ride from the heart of the city), ANA flies daily from Sydney into Haneda International Airport, which is only a 15 to 20-minute train journey from central Tokyo.
What this means for passengers is a greater convenience when flying into Tokyo, as they’ll be able to spend less time getting to and from the airport, and more time discovering Tokyo for themselves.
5. ANA HAS THE NEWEST DREAMLINERS
Last but certainly not least, ANA use the newest 787 Dreamliner on its Sydney – Tokyo (Haneda) route, which is not only one of the most comfortable aircraft to fly with, but also gives passengers the option of flying in Premium Economy and Business Class.
Economy Class cabins are laid out in a 3-3-3 seat configuration, and seat pitch is a comfortable 34-inches (passengers are also given a generous 2 x 23 kg of baggage allowance).
In Premium Economy, a spacious 38-inch seat pitch and a 2-3-2 configuration take comfort up to the next level.
And in Business Class, a fully flat seat – each with aisle access – ensures that guests travel to and from Japan in maximum comfort.
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