ANA Holdings

An airline of Japan. Its headquarters are located in Shiodome City Center in the Shiodome area of Minato ward of Tokyo. It operates services to both domestic and international destinations and had more than 20,000 employees as of March 2016.[


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ANA Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in Japan and internationally. It operates through Air Transportation, Airline Related, Travel Services, and Trade and Retail segments. The Air Transportation segment offers domestic and international passenger operations, cargo and mail operations, and other transportation services. The Airline Related segment provides air transportation related services, such as airport passenger, ground handling, and maintenance services. The Travel Services segment engages in the development and sale of travel plans; and planning and sale of branded travel packages using air transportation. The Trade and Retail segment is involved in the import and export operations of goods related to air transportation; and in-store and non-store retailing. The company was formerly known as All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. and changed its name to ANA Holdings Inc. in April 2013. ANA Holdings Inc. was incorporated in 1920 and is headquartered in Minato, Japan.


ANA's earliest ancestor was Japan Helicopter and Aeroplane Transports Company , an airline company founded on 27 December 1952. Nippon Helicopter was the source of what would later be ANA's International Air Transport Association airline code, NH.

NH began helicopter services in February 1953. On 15 December 1953, it operated its first cargo flight between Osaka and Tokyo using a de Havilland Dove, JA5008. This was the first scheduled flight flown by a Japanese pilot in postwar Japan. Passenger service on the same route began on 1 February 1954, and was upgraded to a de Havilland Heron in March. In 1955, Douglas DC-3s began flying for NH as well, by which time the airline's route network extended from northern Ky?sh? to Sapporo. In December 1957 Nippon Helicopter changed its name to All Nippon Airways Company.ANA's other ancestor was Far East Airlines . Although it was founded on 26 December 1952, one day before Nippon Helicopter, it did not begin operations until 20 January 1954, when it began night cargo runs between Osaka and Tokyo, also using a de Havilland Dove. It adopted the DC-3 in early 1957, by which point its route network extended through southern Japan from Tokyo to Kagoshima.Far East Airlines merged with the newly named All Nippon Airways in March 1958. The combined companies had a total market capitalization of 600 million yen, and the result of the merger was Japan's largest private airline. The merged airline received a new Japanese name . The company logo of the larger NH was selected as the logo of the new combined airline, and the new carrier operated a route network combined from its two predecessors.

ANA grew through the 1960s, adding the Vickers Viscount to the fleet in 1960 and the Fokker F27 in 1961. October 1961 marked ANA's debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as well as the Osaka Securities Exchange. 1963 saw another merger, with Fujita Airlines, raising the company's capital to 4.65 billion yen. In 1965 ANA introduced jets with Boeing 727s on the Tokyo-Sapporo route. It also introduced Japan's first homegrown turboprop airliner, the NAMC YS-11 in 1965, replacing Convair 440s on local routes. In 1969, ANA introduced Boeing 737 services.

As ANA grew it started to contract travel companies across Japan to handle ground services in each region. Many of these companies received shares in ANA as part of their deals. Some of these relationships continue today in different forms: for instance, Nagoya Railroad, which handled ANA's operations in the Ch?bu region along with other partnerships, maintains a permanent seat on ANA's board of directors. By 1974, ANA had Japan's largest domestic airline network.While ANA's domestic operations grew, the Ministry of Transport had granted government-owned Japan Airlines a monopoly on international scheduled flights that lasted until 1986. ANA was allowed to operate international charter flights: its first was a Boeing 727 charter from Tokyo to Hong Kong on 21 February 1971.

ANA bought its first widebody aircraft, six Lockheed L-1011s, in November 1971, following a lengthy sales effort by Lockheed which had involved negotiations between US president Richard Nixon, Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka and UK prime minister Edward Heath . Tanaka also pressed Japanese regulators to permit ANA to operate on Asia routes as part of the package. The aircraft entered service on the Tokyo-Okinawa route in 1974. The carrier had ordered McDonnell Douglas DC-10s but cancelled the order at the last minute and switched to Lockheed. It was later revealed that Lockheed had indirectly bribed Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka to force this switch: the scandal led to the arrest of Tanaka and several managers from ANA and Lockheed sales agent Marubeni for corruption.Boeing 747-200s were introduced on the Tokyo-Sapporo and Tokyo-Fukuoka routes in 1976 and Boeing 767s in 1983 on Shikoku routes. The carrier's first B747s were the short-range SR variant, designed for Japanese domestic routes.

In 1986, ANA began to expand beyond Japan's key domestic carrier to become a competitive international carrier as well. On 3 March 1986, ANA started scheduled international flights with a passenger service from Tokyo to Guam. Flights to Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., followed by year's end, and ANA also entered a service agreement with American Airlines to feed the US carrier's new flights to Narita.

ANA expanded its international services gradually: to Beijing, Dalian, Hong Kong and Sydney in 1987; to Seoul in 1988; to London and Saipan in 1989; to Paris in 1990 and to New York and Singapore in 1991. Airbus equipment such as the A320 and A321 was added to the fleet in the early 1990s, as was the Boeing 747-400 jet. ANA joined the Star Alliance in October 1999.2004 saw ANA's profits exceed JAL's for the first time. That year, facing a surplus of slots due to the construction of new airports and the ongoing expansion of Tokyo International Airport, ANA announced a fleet renewal plan that would replace some of its large aircraft with a greater number of smaller aircraft.

Also in 2004, ANA set up low-cost subsidiary Air Next to operate flights from Fukuoka Airport starting in 2005, and became the majority shareholder in Nakanihon Airline Service headquartered in Nagoya Airport. In 2005, ANA renamed NAL to Air Central, and relocated its headquarters to Ch?bu Centrair International Airport. On 12 July 2005, ANA reached a deal with NYK to sell its 27.6% share in Nippon Cargo Airlines, a joint venture formed between the two companies in 1987. The sale allowed ANA to focus on developing its own cargo division. In 2006, ANA, Japan Post, Nippon Express, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines founded ANA & JP Express , which would operate freighters. ANA is the top shareholder of AJV. It absorbed Air Japan's freighter operations.

Air Transport World named ANA its 2007 "Airline of the Year". In 2006, the airline was recognized by FlightOnTime.info as the most punctual scheduled airline between London and Tokyo for the last four consecutive years, based on official British statistics. Japan Airlines took over the title in 2007. In 2009, ANA announced plans to test an idea as part of the airline's "e-flight" campaign, encouraging passengers on select flights to visit the airport restroom before they board. On 10 November of the same year, ANA also announced "Inspiration of Japan", ANA's newest international flight concept, with redesigned cabins initially launched on its 777-300ER aircraft.In July 2011, All Nippon Airways and AirAsia agreed to form a low-cost carrier, called AirAsia Japan, based at Tokyo's Narita International Airport. ANA held 51 percent shares and AirAsia held 33 percent voting shares and 16 percent non-voting shares through its wholly owned subsidiary, AA International. The carrier lasted until October 2013, when AirAsia withdrew from the joint venture; the carrier was subsequently rebranded as Vanilla Air.

In March 2018, All Nippon Airways announced the integration of its two low cost carrier subsidiaries Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air into one entity retaining the Peach name; starting in the second half of FY2018 and to be completed by the end of FY2019.On 29 January 2019, ANA Holdings purchased a 9.5% stake in PAL Holdings, Philippine Airlines' parent company, for US$95 million.


The mission of Ana Holding is to excel as a leading and diversified conglomerate, driven by a strong commitment to creating long-term value and making a positive impact across a wide range of sectors. Through strategic investments, innovative business practices, and responsible corporate citizenship, Ana Holding aims to foster sustainable growth, drive economic development, and improve the quality of life for individuals and communities.

Central to Ana Holding's mission is a focus on delivering excellence in every aspect of its operations. This entails actively seeking out and capitalizing on promising investment opportunities, fostering innovation and collaboration within its portfolio companies, and continuously enhancing operational efficiency and effectiveness.


Ana Holding's vision is to be a global leader in driving sustainable growth and making a positive impact across diverse industries. With a forward-thinking approach, the company aims to set new standards of excellence, innovation, and corporate responsibility, ultimately creating a better future for generations to come.

At the core of Ana Holding's vision is the pursuit of long-term value creation. The company aims to achieve sustainable and profitable growth by identifying and seizing opportunities in emerging markets and industries. By diversifying its portfolio and staying agile, Ana Holding aims to adapt to evolving market dynamics and capitalize on emerging trends.

Ana Holding envisions being a catalyst for positive change, not only within its own operations but also within the communities where it operates. Through responsible and ethical business practices, the company strives to create shared value, supporting economic development, job creation, and social progress.

Key Team

Mr. Yoshiharu Naoki (Exec. VP and Group CHO, Corp. Communications & Branding)

Mr. Ichiro Fukuzawa (Sr. Exec. VP & Director)

Ms. Chikako Miyata (Group CSO, EVP of Legal, Insurance and Gen. Admin. & Dir. of Corp. Sustainability)

Ms. Jun Taneie (Exec. VP, Group Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Director of DEI Promotion)

Ms. Atsuyo Shiomi (Exec. VP & Director of Bus. Management)

Mr. Naoaki Takayanagi (Exec. VP and Director of Corp. Communications & Branding)

Mr. Hideo Miyake (Exec. VP of Facilities Planning & Group Procurement)

Recognition and Awards
ANA has won numerous awards, including the 2018 World Airline Awards for Best Regional Airline in the World, the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards for Best Airline in Asia, and the 2016 J.D. Power Asia Pacific Airline Satisfaction Survey for Highest Customer Satisfaction.

Products and Services

Ana Holding offers a diverse range of products and services across multiple sectors, catering to a wide array of industries and market segments. With a focus on innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, the company provides the following offerings:

Investments and Portfolio Management: Ana Holding actively seeks out investment opportunities in various sectors, including finance, real estate, technology, energy, and more. Through meticulous analysis and strategic decision-making, the company manages a diversified portfolio of investments, aiming to generate long-term value and returns for its stakeholders.

Financial Services: Ana Holding provides a range of financial services, including banking, asset management, insurance, and wealth management. With a customer-centric approach, the company offers tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of individuals, businesses, and institutional clients, helping them achieve their financial goals.

Real Estate Development and Construction: Ana Holding engages in real estate development projects, encompassing residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties. The company focuses on creating innovative, sustainable, and high-quality developments that align with market demands, providing attractive living and working environments.

Energy and Infrastructure: Ana Holding participates in the energy sector through investments in renewable energy projects, power generation, and infrastructure development. With a commitment to sustainable energy solutions, the company contributes to the transition towards cleaner and more environmentally friendly energy sources.

Technology and Innovation: Ana Holding embraces technology and innovation as integral components of its offerings. The company invests in and supports technology-driven businesses, fostering the development of cutting-edge solutions and digital transformation across industries.

ANA Holdings
Leadership team

Mr. Kimihiro Nakahori (Group CFO, EVP & Director of Fin., Accounting, Investor Relations and Bus. Management)

Mr. Koji Shibata (Pres, CEO & Director)

Mr. Hidetomo Aramaki (Group Chief Information Officer, EVP & Director of Group IT Management)


Public Sector

Products/ Services
Aerospace, Air Transportation, Facilities Support Services, Leisure, Transportation, Travel
Number of Employees
20,000 - 50,000
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Company Type
Public Limited Company
Above - 1B
Traded as
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