ANA schedules Golden Week, A380 2nd anniversary "flights to nowhere"

Aviation Updates Philippines – After previously introducing “flights to nowhere” using its Airbus A380 superjumbos, Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced plans to operate more of the flights leading up to the 2nd anniversary of the aircraft as part of the airline's fleet.

Image: ANA's First "Flight to Nowhere" - August 2020 (Credit: ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS Co., LT)
The Tokyo-based carrier announced six special flights using the jets that will operate on April 29, May 1, 2, 3, 4, and 23 during the Golden Week holiday. In addition, a seventh flight will operate on May 23 to commemorate the second anniversary of the introduction of A380 “Flying Honu” to the ANA fleet.

During the flights, passengers will be treated to inflight meals typically offered on flights bound for Hawaii. The flights will depart and return to Tokyo-Narita with the scheduled flight time approximately 3.5 hours.

Typically used for flights to/from Honolulu, Hawaii, ANA currently has three of the A380 superjumbos. One of the jets is still in the care of Airbus. Since international travel restrictions have grounded the A380s, ANA started using the jets for its flights to nowhere since August of 2020.
Images below are from the first ANA A380 special flight operated in August. (Credit: ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS Co., LT)