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All Nippon Airways Launches New Dynamic Podcast Featuring Grammy Nominated Global DJ and Producer Steve Aoki

March 21, 2019
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2019--Today, All Nippon Airways (ANA) unveils a vibrant, engaging and informative podcast “Aoki ’N Air” featuring longtime partner, two-time Grammy nominated DJ and producer Steve Aoki. The five-episode podcast explores Japanese culture in an original and authentic way, discussing the topics of travel, art, food, music and fashion. In each episode, Aoki sits down with his long-time manager Dougie Bohay to dive deep into Aoki’s personal perspective on what makes Japanese culture so enticing and unlike any other place. The episodes launch weekly beginning March 21, 2019 and will be available to listen via Spotify.

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In recent years Japan has found its way to the top of travelers’ “must-visit” lists due to its rich history mixed with an unmistakable modern culture. With so many regions to visit and experiences to take in, ANA wants to help U.S. travelers – and all travelers – build an unforgettable trip and experience while visiting Japan. To do this, ANA is looking to the world’s most traveled DJ, who calls Japan his favorite place in the world. By working with Aoki to share some of his favorite memories and aspects when visiting the country, “Aoki ’N Air” is meant to inspire travelers to expand their horizons and put Japan on their bucket list.

“I’m on the road 260 days a year so choosing a five-star airline, like ANA, that truly embraces the spirit of Japanese hospitality and delivers an unmatched in-flight experience is so important to me. I’m thrilled to continue my partnership to work with ANA on my dream project – a podcast,” said Aoki. “Aoki ’N Air is the perfect way for me to share all of the reasons why I love Japan so much, allowing me to go back to my cultural roots and celebrate my passion for the country with listeners.”

“We want to define and celebrate the distinct culture of Japan and help travelers see that the journey is just as important as what you find once you arrive in Japan. From our spacious cabins, carefully curated in-flight menus, and the omotenashi spirit from our cabin crew, your trip begins the moment you step foot on one of our aircrafts,” said Mika Hayama Director, PR & Branding, the Americas. “We are excited to continue to work alongside Steve Aoki as he shares his captivating stories, personal anecdotes, and genuine passion for Japan. It is our hope that this new content series resonates with his fans and travelers, and for ANA to be a part of their own personal storytelling experiences.”

New podcast episodes will launch weekly between March 21, 2019 – April 17, 2019. Episodes can be found on Spotify and will release in the following order: Travel, March 21; Art, March 28; Food, April 3; Music, April 10; Fashion, April 17.

The podcast is a continuation of the Experience Class™ campaign and content series, which launched in 2016 with the campaign microsite, ANAExperienceClass.com and has evolved into a major content hub filled with articles and interviews with experts to help enrich any trip to Japan. Last year Aoki debuted a Tokyo-based video series that showcased ANA’s in-flight offerings and experience, along with Aoki’s personal perspective on Tokyo, his favorite restaurants, local hot-spots and must-see landmarks. The series offered viewers an inside look at how Guinness World Records’ most traveled artist spends his downtime soaking in the city of Tokyo.

ANA holds themselves to a high standard of excellence, delivering an unparalleled experience for each and every passenger, including the warmest of welcomes before even stepping foot on the plane, cuisine that is artfully crafted by master chefs, premium entertainment, and an attention to service and detail that stays with you long after the flight.

Travelers can book their own ANA experience  here, or learn more about Experience Class™ as the airline continues to produce its own original content on  ANAExperienceClass.com.

About ANA

Following the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation six years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by  Air Transport World  as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years - 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.

ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 80 international routes and 118 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.

ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.

Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 53.8 million passengers in FY2017, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

For more information, please refer to the following link.

https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/

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CONTACT: for All Nippon Airways

Anabelle Bacon, 212-885-0470

anabelle.bacon@hkstrategies.com

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