ANA Throws a Party for its New First- and Business-Class Suites

By Accura News on 8 November 2019
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All Nippon Airways transported hundreds of guests to Japan at an event in New York City to celebrate the introduction of new first- and business-class suites on its Boeing 777-300ER jets that operate on flights to and from New York.

The ANA Experience: Japan Elevated event took place at the 70,000-square-foot (6,500-square-meter) Pier 36 on South Street near the Seaport. Guests were able to sample the delicious cuisine of different cities and regions of Japan including Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and Okinawa, and were treated to a performance by DJ Steve Aoki, who previewed his new “Neon Future IV” album.

In addition, attendees were able to sit in and experience the new suites during an actual flight thanks to a virtual-reality simulator.


The new first-class offering, known as the Suite, builds on the airline’s earlier product with the addition of sliding doors, an improved middle divider for those traveling together in middle seats, and a 43” 4K display.  The new business-class seat is called the Room and features alternating front- and rear-facing seats in suites with doors that close.  The seat width – 35” – is almost double that of the earlier business-class product.

The airline held a raffle and awarded a round-trip flight in business class for two in the new seats as well as two nights at the Hoshinoya Tokyo hotel.

The seats were designed by architect Kengo Kuma and British design firm Acumen, and made their debut on flights from Haneda Airport to London Heathrow in August.  The first flight from Tokyo to New York with the new configuration will be Flight 110 and the first from New York City will be Flight 9. Both flights will depart on November 8.

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