All Nippon Airways (ANA) celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Paris-Tokyo line, inaugurated on October 4, 1990 with two weekly flights between Paris CDG and Tôkyô Narita, before becoming a daily and direct connection for Tôkyô Haneda.
During the first years, the flight made stops in Moscow, Stockholm and even Vienna. It was served in turn by Boeing 747-200, B747-400 then with the B777-200 jets and its extended version the B777-300 and finally by Dreamliner, B787-8 and B787-9, for which ANA is the launch company. .
What a long way we have come in 30 years!
To date, ANA has carried more than 4.44 million loyal passengers, both on the job and on their vacation, and the French are still enthusiastic about Japan. Before the pandemic, the number of visitors to Japan had seen double-digit growth for several years. The French are more and more numerous to discover and succumb to the charms of Japan. Indeed, they return several times to visit not only the large metropolises of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka but also venture into all the other regions of the archipelago served by ANA.
From the opening of the line, ANA has been committed to actively supporting projects that link our two countries in many areas: music, dance, theater, art, live shows, cinema, audio-visual production, pop culture & manga. but also gastronomy and sport. The company has become a key player in relations between France and Japan by helping to disseminate Japanese culture in France but also by participating in the influence of French culture in Japan. To name just a few projects supported by ANA: Center Pompidou in Metz, Kabuki shows at the Chaillot theater, exhibition by Takashi Murakami at the Palace of Versailles, Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny, Monet Marmottan museum, Sumo tournament in Paris, Manga pavilion City at the Angoulême Comic Strip Festival, Japan Tours Festival or the French Institute of Japan.
In order to delight the taste buds of its passengers, ANA has also forged partnerships with renowned French chefs such as Pierre Gagnaire, Toru Okuda, Sébastien and Michel Bras and Alexandre Gauthier. And lately ANA was involved in many events during the year of Japonism in France, souls resonating.
Current flights of the airline
Currently, ANA has reduced the sails on the Paris-Tôkyô Haneda axis and serves the line 3 times a week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
In addition, ANA has defined a new standard for air travel called “ANA Care Promise” to ensure the comfort and safety of all its passengers and employees by offering them optimal sanitary conditions at airports, in lounges and at edge of its devices. As a 5-star airline, ANA must always be up to the task to offer its passengers the most comfortable and pleasant journey, in order to give them a moment of serenity.