Japan’s ANA expands sustainable fuel program


Earlier today, All Nippon Airways (commonly known as ANA) launched its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight initiative, which will allow corporate customers to join the airline’s sustainability goals.

ANA Flight Initiative

ANA’s SAF Flight Initiative is the first of its kind among Asian airlines. The initiative will enable companies that use ANA for business travel and product transportation to reduce their carbon footprint. By reducing the carbon footprint, ANA will be able to expand its use of SAF. Today’s launch took place with several partners, including Itochu Corporation, the Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI), and Nomura Holdings, Inc.


“We are delighted to offer the SAF Flight Initiative to a number of leading Japanese companies. ANA is proud to be a leader in sustainability as the first airline in Asia to offer a carbon reduction program through SAF, and we look forward to advancing our program with other partners.” -Shinichi

Inoue, CEO and President of ANA

ANA is committed to more responsible environmental practices and adopts various approaches to achieve its sustainability goals. ANA is working with companies through the ACT FOR SKY coalition and other companies to expand SAF production in Japan. In addition to working to expand SAF production, ANA is working to build a sustainable supply chain. To develop this sustainable supply chain, ANA is working with Neste, LanzaJet Inc. and other overseas manufacturers.

ANA and Japan Airlines have committed to zero emissions by 2050. Photo: Lukas Souza | single flight

The SAF Flight Initiative created by ANA will not only enable the airline to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals, but also improve its overall customer experience. ANA believes that by uniting multiple programs (the Corporate and Cargo Programs) under the umbrella of the SAF Flight Initiative, its employees will be empowered as they work with partners to achieve the 2030 and 2050 sustainability goals. ANA hopes to achieve zero emissions by 2050.

About ANA

All Nippon Airways (ANA) was founded in 1952 with just two helicopters and has become Japan’s largest airline. In 2013, ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) was established as the largest airline group holding company in Japan. The group comprises 71 companies, including ANA and Peach Aviation, Japan’s first low-cost carrier.

ANA was a launch customer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft and is the world’s largest owner and operator of the Dreamliner. ANA has a global presence as a member of Star Alliance and joint venture agreements with airlines around the world. These airlines include United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines.

ANA is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 787. Photo: Boeing

All Nippon Airways is no stranger to global recognition, having won awards in various categories. The Japanese airline offers superior service and has earned SKYTRAX’s highly respected and sought-after 5-star rating every year since 2013. ANA is the only Japanese airline to have won this award for nine consecutive years. ANA has also been recognized as “Airline of the Year” by Air Transport World three times, in 2007, 2013 and 2018. Few airlines have received this title multiple times.


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