ANA announces opening dates for its revamped lounges in Japan
All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is opening up lounges in Osaka (Itami), Fukuoka and Okinawa (Naha)Airports that have been revamped by renowned designer Kengo Kuma. These ANA SUITE LOUNGES will be available for passenger use starting on February 1, 7 and 28 respectively, while ANA LOUNGES at the same airports will be available to travelers on February 1, 7 and in Autumn 2019.
Each lounge has been designed to highlight the local characteristics of its region, incorporating the artwork and craftsmanship from local artisans. These works will be displayed in the center of the lounge, to help create an ambiance that highlights the specific cultural characteristics of each region.
“Each region of Japan boasts its own unique cultural beauty,” said Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA. “We hope that these newly designed ANA lounges will allow travelers to discover and experience the rich local culture that these regions have to offer. By presenting local cuisine and crafts to passengers, we hope that these lounges will bring a new sense of appreciation for each part of Japan.”
To celebrate the lounge openings, local delicacies will be available as part of a limited edition menu at each ANA SUITE LOUNGE. Each airport will also have its own set menu with distinctive regional snacks.
At Osaka (Itami) Airport, the limited edition menu will feature ANA’s Original Akashiyaki, a dumpling from the city of Akashi and Chocolate Waffles made by Manneken. Fukuoka Airport will offer Chidoriya’s Amao Strawberry Chocolate Dorayaki, a bean-jam pancake that uses Amao strawberries from Fukuoka, and a local specialty called Kasanoya’s Umegae Mochi – a rice cake with azuki bean filling. Okinawa (Naha) Airport will give travelers a taste of Fukugiya’s celebrated Baumkuchen and Okinawa’s BLUE SEAL ice cream.
ANA aims for the new lounges to further enhance the travel experience by increasing comfort and convenience for passengers.
Opening dates for the lounges
Osaka (Itami) Airport ANA SUITE LOUNGE* ANA LOUNGE* Feb. 1, 2019
Private ANA PREMIUM CHECK-IN Counter (New) Autumn 2019
Fukuoka Airport ANA SUITE LOUNGE (New)
Private ANA PREMIUM CHECK-IN Counter (New) Feb. 7, 2019
Okinawa (Naha) Airport ANA SUITE LOUNGE* Feb. 28, 2019
ANA LOUNGE* Autumn 2019
*Lounges are available even while under construction.
Source = All Nippon Airways