The Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced its intention to buy three Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft to fly on its busiest routes. The order will, according to the price list, have a value of 1.23 billion US dollars. Delivered in 2018, the first aircraft will fly on the routes to, among other places, Hawaii.
The Japanese company joins in a relatively limited number of airlines that use the aircraft. The first A380 joined Singapore Airlines in 2007 and was subsequently taken into service by Lufthansa and Emirates. The latter company is the largest customer.
Other airlines that fly the Airbus A380 include: Air France, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways and Thai Airways International.