Starting December 2014, ANA will be introducing new Business Class in-flight menus created together with chefs of the region’s most widely acclaimed top tier hotel restaurants like the Four Seasons, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and the Patina Restaurant Group. Passengers can look forward to enjoying local cuisine from their country of departure on top of the current traditional Japanese menu.
ANA began collaborating with these hotels and chefs in the previous year, launching the special in-flight meals on their India and Taiwan route. Due to overwhelming positive response, the airline decided to expand the service on more routes to further cater to the taste buds of their customer base.
The collaboration partner from Singapore is the Regent Singapore, a Four Seasons Hotel. Passengers departing from Singapore will be treated to a creative menu from Summer Palace, a Cantonese restaurant. This service will commence in December to November 2015 and excludes late-night departure flights.
In the near future, passengers can expect to be served delectable and beautifully-presented meals embodying the spirit of washoku on-board. ANA is the only Japanese airline to have been awarded the maximum rating of 5-stars from UK-based consultancy, Skytrax for two consecutive years. With the new efforts in extending the variety of the in-flight menu, ANA is en-route on further improving overall passenger experience.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the 13th largest airline in the world by revenues (2013) and the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 72 international routes and 115 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA Group has 33,000 employees. In 2013, it carried 46 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.6 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and was awarded five stars in 2013 and 2014 by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.