Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ANA loads annual First Sunrise Flights for 2015.

All Nippon Airways [NH/ANA], along with rival Japan Airlines [JL/JAL] (JAL loads 2015 First Sunrise Flights.), will also operate its annual First Sunrise Flights on January 1st, 2015. ANA, which has flown the service for 14 years, is who kicked off what has now become a tradition unique to Japanese airlines. Two flights from Tokyo/Haneda [HND/RJTT] and another from Nagoya/Chubu Centrair [NGO/RJGG] will be offered to ANA Mileage Club (AMC) members.

Boeing 787-9 JA830A with TOMODACHI Initiative decals leaps from Osaka's Itami Airport for a short hop to Tokyo's Haneda. (Photo: Ryosuke Yano)

The Haneda flights will be operated by their brand-new Boeing 787-9 (18 Premium Class and 377 economy) and an international-configured 777-200ER (35 business and 271 economy). Passengers will need to arrive at the airport before 0430 JST. They will depart at 0535 and arrive back at 0800 after flying near Mount Fuji and seeing the sunrise. Meanwhile, the flight from Chubu Centrair, the aircraft type of which has not yet been decided, will depart at 0600 and arrive back around 0745, after flying near the highest mountain in the nation to see the sunrise.

The 787-9 flight will go on sale at 1000 JST on November 19th, followed by the 777-200ER flight the following day, and the Chubu Centrair flight on November 21st. A window pair-seat for Premium Class/business class will be set at 100,000 JPY and economy at 90,000 JPY for the Haneda flights. Other seat-pairs will be offered at 70,000 JPY for Premium Class/business class and 60,000 JPY for economy. Meanwhile, the Chubu Centrair flight will offer all seat-pairs at 85,000 JPY. In-flight service will include a light meal, a baumkuchen, new-year Japanese Sake (juice for children), and a flight certificate.

Reference: All Nippon Airways, November 4th. (in Japanese)

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