ANA to Operate Airbus A380 Flights in "Mood of Hawaii"

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Narita, Chiba Pref., April 23 (Jiji Press)--All Nippon Airways showed reporters on Tuesday the inside of an Airbus A380 to be used for flights between Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Designed to evoke a "mood of Hawaii," the aircraft, with a two- story, 520-seat structure, has a spacious cabin decorated with images of the blue sky, sunset and beaches of Hawaii.

Baby and parent sea turtles, regarded as sacred in Hawaii, are painted on the exterior of the passenger plane, the world's biggest, which ANA will bring into service on May 24.

On the opening screen of personal monitors, the plumeria flower, used for garlands, and beaches are shown. Lighting switches depending on time zone to deep blue and the orange of Hawaiian sunsets, arousing the mood of being on the islands.

Making use of its wide cabin space, the plane is equipped with multipurpose rooms that enable passengers to breastfeed children and change their clothes. In addition, ANA COUCHii seats, which can be used as beds, are available for an extra fee.

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