Japanese carrier ANA will fly its retrofitted Boeing 777-300ER on its Tokyo Haneda-New York route starting November this year.
The revamped aircraft, designed in collaboration with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and British design firm Acumen, features the airline’s new first class and business class seats, dubbed “The Suite” and “The Room” respectively.
The 212-seater aircraft features eight first class seats, 64 business class seats, 24 premium economy seats and 116 economy class seats.
First class seats (see main picture), arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, are outfitted with privacy enhancing doors, a 43-inch 4k personal monitor, a universal PC and a USB port.
Business class seats are also equipped with doors, and each is arranged in a forward and rearward seat layout (see picture above).
Business Traveller previously paid a visit to the British design firm Acumen and conducted an in-depth look at the airline’s new business class seat.
ANA now operates daily non-stop flights between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and both airports serving Tokyo (Narita and Haneda).
The first flight to be served by this revamped aircraft will be NH110 departing from Tokyo Haneda Airport, and the first return flight will be NH009 flying from New York to Tokyo Narita Airport. Both flights will depart on November 8 in their respective local time zones.
Below is the flight schedule for ANA’s New York services:
|NH110||Tokyo Haneda (HND)||New York (JFK)||1020||0900||Daily|
|NH109||New York (JFK)||Tokyo Haneda (HND)||1655||2110 (+1)|
|NH010||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||New York (JFK)||1640||1510|
|NH009||New York (JFK)||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||1045||1500 (+1)|
Currently, ANA is only using this retrofitted aircraft on its Tokyo Haneda-London service.
“ANA is again raising the bar by bringing its top-of-the-line Boeing 777-300ER to the Tokyo-New York route,” said Seiichi Takahashi, senior vice president of ANA.
“We sought to strike a balance between trendy design and timeless elements to create an interior that will appeal to all of our passengers and revolutionize the flight experience. Our goal is to increase comfort and make the travel experience feel as luxurious as possible. By combining design breakthroughs with our famous commitment to service, this aircraft is an important step in our never-ending drive to perfect the travel experience.”
The Japanese carrier will fit the new seats to all of its 12 B777-300ER aircraft. It’s also planning to deploy this redesigned aircraft on its Tokyo Haneda-Frankfurt route in 2020 winter schedule.