All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., also known as ANA, is Japan’s largest airline. It operates domestic services as well as international routes. ANA’s main international hubs are at Narita International Airport Tokyo and Kansai International Airport, Osaka.
In addition to its mainline operations, ANA controls several subsidiary passenger carriers, including its regional airline, ANA Wings and charter carrier, Air Japan. Additional smaller carriers include Air Do and AirAsia Japan. ANA is also the largest shareholder in Peach.
ANA’s earliest ancestor was Nippon Helicopter and Aeroplane, an airline company founded in 1952. ANA’s other ancestor was Far East Airlines. FEA merged with NH in 1958. The merged airline was called All Nippon Airways. By 1974, ANA had Japan’s largest domestic airline network. In 1971 ANA was allowed to operate international charter flights. In 1986, ANA began to expand beyond Japan’s key domestic carrier to become a competitive international carrier as well. ANA joined the Star Alliance in 1999.