ANA to operate second A380 'sightseeing flight'

27 Aug 2020 by Seher Asaf
ANA A380 Flying Honu liveries

All Nippon Airways will operate a second A380 “sightseeing flight” on September 20 for flying enthusiasts missing the experience of air travel.

Similar to the first flight, the Japanese carrier will fly passengers on its Flying Honu A380 aircraft on a 90-minute journey that departs and lands right back at Tokyo’s Narita Airport.

The first sightseeing flight took place on August 22. About 300 passengers were chosen by lottery to experience flying on the double-decker plane which was originally deployed on ANA’s Tokyo to Hawaii route before the coronavirus pandemic. The airline cancelled this route on March 25.

The carrier says due to popular demand, it’s operating a second one of these sightseeing flights. Those interested can apply here. The airline says it will notify the winners of the online draw by email on September 2 and 3.

Customers in first and business class will receive amenity kits and a hydro flask.

ANA's first class amenity kits
ANA’s first class amenity kits for passengers flying on its A380 sightseeing flight

Passengers can also expect turtle-themed souvenirs such as travel tags, backpacks, and a keychain that mirrors the colourful livery of the plane.

Balloons will be given to passengers who wear “aloha shirts”, says the carrier.

Beverages such as beer, wine, champagne, mojito and soft drinks will be served onboard. Though passengers in premium economy and economy class will only get a mojito and a soft drink, said the airline.

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