Bangkok, Thailand, June 6, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The ANA Group joins the “Pokémon Air Adventure” program in collaboration with The Pokémon Company to celebrate the inaugural flight of the new “Pikachu Jet NH” direct from Tokyo to Bangkok. An ANA aircraft has been specially transformed into the all-new Pikachu Jet, complete with a spectacular Pokémon livery on the exterior and a Pikachu-themed designs through the interior, including themed cabin crew aprons and other in-flight amenities. In addition, exclusive commemorative gifts will be available for all Pikachu Jet passengers, making every flight a magical Pokémon-filled adventure infused with Japanese hospitality.
Mr. Seido Terasawa, General manager, Thailand, All Nippon Airways (ANA), gave a statement on the exciting partnership between ANA and The Pokémon Company: “We are both proud and honored to announce the debut flight of the “Pikachu Jet NH”, which will be flying from Tokyo (Haneda) to Bangkok on 4th June 2023. This partnership underscores ANA’s continued commitment to the Thai market as we seek to offer Thai passengers a unique experience at the highest quality. We look forward to welcoming passengers with limited edition Pokémon merchandise that will make their first flight a one-of-a-kind journey.”
The Pikachu Jet NH aircraft features an exclusive livery specially designed for ANA, in which the Legendary Sky High Pokémon Rayquaza appears on the entire fuselage to create an impressively striking visual. Fellow Pokémon Charizard, Latios, Latias, Vivillon, and Rowlet, together with other airborne Pokémon are present alongside Pikachu on the body of the plane, shining rays of hope and endless possibilities on an interconnected world full of wonder. Moreover, passengers flying on the Pikachu Jet NH will receive commemorative gifts such as Pikachu-adorned Kifuda (Japanese wooden tags), Pokémon stickers, and special Pokémon-themed boarding certificates. To tie the entire journey together, ANA will welcome passengers aboard with special boarding music that will bring the world of Pokémon to life.
The Pikachu Jet NH (Boeing 787-9) begins its service with ANA Flight 847 (from Haneda to Bangkok), it will be followed by ANA Flight 850 (from Bangkok to Haneda) on Sunday, 4th June 2023. It will operate from 4th June to 28th October 2023. The routes will cover various destinations around the world as follows (*subject to change due to changes in operations):
● Haneda – Bangkok (NH847/NH850/NH849/NH848)
● Haneda – Singapore (NH841/NH844/NH843/NH842)
● Haneda – Jakarta (NH855/NH856)
● Haneda – Manila (NH869/NH870)
● Haneda – Ho Chi Minh City (NH891/NH892)
● Haneda – Delhi (NH837/NH838)
● Haneda – Sydney (NH879/NH880/NH889/NH890)
● Haneda – Vancouver (NH116/NH115)
● Haneda – Honolulu (NH186/NH185)
“With triple daily flights from Bangkok to Tokyo, ANA aims to expand its network to meet the demand for travel to and from Japan. Together with our wonderful Thai cabin crew on board, we look forward to providing the best of Japanese hospitality in the air and exploring different parts of Japan with our passengers.,” added Mr. Seido Terasawa.
Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD), established in 2013, is the largest airline group holding company in Japan including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.
ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines – giving it a truly global presence.
The airline’s legacy of superior service has been recognized with SKYTRAX’s 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for 10 consecutive years. ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times (2007, 2013 and 2018); it is one of only a select few airlines to win this prominent award multiple times.
In 2022, ANA received first place in the Global airline and Asia Pacific categories at the CIRIUM On-Time Performance Awards, marking the second consecutive year ANA was recognized as the most on-time airline in the world. ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2022 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the sixth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the seventh consecutive year.
About Pokémon Air Adventures
By bringing you closer to other people and other regions, Pokémon Air Adventures will show you the joy of travel. The Pikachu Jet will serve as a symbol of this grand experience.