Japan’s ANA unveils new business and first cabins
By Andy Hoskins, published 12/7/19
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has unveiled new business and first class seating, with the new products due to debut on services between London and Tokyo in August.
The new first class product, The Suite, and business class seat, The Room (pictured above), will be fitted on 12 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the first of which will feature on the London-Tokyo Haneda route from August 2.
ANA has collaborated with architect Kengo Kuma and British designers Acumen to create the products, both of which feature enclosed seating and privacy doors.
The airline says the new first class Suites are inspired by luxury Japanese hotels, with new features including privacy doors and 43-inch 4K screens.
Business class ‘Rooms’ are in a forward and rear-facing configuration and have privacy doors that can be adjusted to enable passengers to dine together or conduct meetings.
The two cabins will also feature new lighting, bedding in partnership with Nishikawa and a new dining service.
“For ANA to continue to lead and set the global standard for comfort and convenience, we knew that it would be necessary to integrate the latest insights from design professionals as we sought to redesign the flight experience and elevate every aspect of travel for our passengers,” says Hideki Kunugi, Executive Vice President of ANA.
Ian Dryburgh, Founder and CEO of Acumen, adds: “Our work focused on transforming the cabin experience by fusing the rich history and culture of Japan with modern design principles and technologies.
“Together we have created a striking cabin that has elevated the ANA customer experience to its highest level across all classes.”
The aircraft will also feature the airline’s new premium economy and economy seating that have recently been installed on ANA B787-10 aircraft.
The redesigned B777s will comprise eight first class seats, 64 business class seats, 24 premium economy seats and 116 economy seats.