The Airline: All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (全日本空輸株式会社 Zen Nippon Kūyu Kabushiki-gaisha?, TYO: 9202, LSE: ANA), also known as Zennikkū (全日空?) or ANA, is one of the largest airlines and flag carrier in Japan. It is headquartered at the Shiodome City Center in the Shiodome area in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It operates services to 49 destinations in Japan and 35 international routes and employed over 14,000 employees as of May 2009. In May 2010, ANA’s total passenger traffic is up year-on-year by 7.8%, and its international services grow by 22% to 2.07 million passengers in the first five months of 2010. ANA's main international hubs are at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo and Kansai International Airport in Osaka. Its main domestic hubs are at Tokyo International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Chūbu Centrair International Airport (near Nagoya), and New Chitose Airport (near Sapporo).

In addition to its mainline operations, ANA controls several subsidiary passenger carriers, including its regional airline, Air Nippon, charter carrier, Air Japan, and Air Next, a low-cost carrier based at Fukuoka Airport which handles flights for ANA. Additional smaller carriers include Air Nippon Network (A-net), a subsidiary of Air Nippon, Air Central, Q400-based airline based at Chūbu Centrair International Airport, and ANA & JP Express (AJV), a freighter operator.

Japanese description below:
全日本空輸株式会社(ぜんにっぽんくうゆ、英称:All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.、略称:全日空(ぜんにっくう)、ANA)とは、日本の航空会社である。

国内線では最大の路線網を持ち、国内線乗客数では日本最大級の航空会社である。国際線ではアジア諸国とヨーロッパ諸国、アメリカ合衆国のみに運航している。航空会社連合「スターアライアンス」のメンバー。東証一部上場企業。コーポレートカラーはトリトンブルー。2レターコード"NH"は、元の社名「日本ヘリコプター輸送 (Nippon Helicopter) 」に由来。本社は東京都港区東新橋 汐留シティセンター。


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