All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and only 5-Star airline, has been awarded “Airline of the Year 2018” by Air Transport World (ATW), the leading monthly magazine covering the global airline industry.
Established in 1974 to recognize excellence in the air transport industry, the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards are the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive. They are given to individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance, innovation and superior service.
ANA, in its submission to ATW, cited several top accomplishments, built on a record of outstanding safety, performance, innovation and service. That has included new advances in customizing passengers' needs at all stages of the airport experience, including the check-in counter, lounges and at the boarding gate.
ANA also has expanded in Europe and North America route, adding Mexico City and Tokyo routes. Moreover, it became the first airline to support the XPRIZE foundation and to contribute in making the world a better place for mankind; launched ANA Global and enhanced benefits to ANA Mileage Club members; and began inaugural flights of its latest Star Wars™ themed aircraft, C-3PO™ ANA JET, a continuing project that now has four Star Wars livery planes.