Japanese carrier, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has partnered with Noma, acclaimed as one of the world’s best restaurants, to offer travelers the ‘Inspiration of Japan’. In 2013, ANA launched the Connoisseurs program, which brings renowned chefs and liqueur professionals from around the world to create unique in-flight dining options.
“The ANA brand is built upon our expertise of Japan’s local cuisine, culture and tradition, and the ability to infuse that knowledge into an inspired guest experience for our global travelers,” said Yuji Hikako, SVP of The Americas for ANA. “This philosophy of bespoke excellence extends across every aspect of our guests’ journey from the comfort of our cabin to the thoughtful nature and exceptional quality of our in-flight meals. We recognize these values in Noma and are delighted to join forces to celebrate Japan, our cultures and values, and diverse cuisine in an authentic and genuine way.”
“ANA has been a valuable partner in enabling us to learn about Japan, Japanese food culture and richness of its agricultural offerings. But more than that, for us, ANA represents the best in hospitality and performance in its field. We aim, humbly, to do the very best, and if we can align with an organization that does the same, it is ideal,” added Marc Blazer, chairman and co-owner of Noma.