All Nippon provides universally accessible entertainment content

Hearing and visually impaired and overseas passengers to benefit

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be the first Japanese airline to deliver universally accessible entertainment on international flights.

Japan’s largest airline will offer improved accessibility for hearing and visually impaired passengers and more content with multiple languages than any other Japanese airline.

The service starting in November 2016 includes subtitles to help hard-of-hearing passengers understand dialogue and musical lyrics, as well as audio explanations to communicate on-screen movements and scenes to visually impaired customers.

Both subtitles and audio explanations will be available in English and/or Japanese.

In addition, in an effort to attract more international passengers, ANA is boosting the amount of foreign language programming. In November, ANA’s international flights will offer content from among 12 languages.

The flights will also feature ANA’s original programming introducing Japan.

The series “SKY EYE” introduces individual regions of Japan, and will be available in English and Japanese. Theme-focused program “IS JAPAN COOL?” will be available in English, Chinese and Japanese.

Read more about ANA’a inflight entertainment.

About ANA

ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. It is headquartered in Tokyo. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Routes: ANA flies today on 83 international routes and 116 domestic routes.

Fleet: ANA currently has a fleet of 245 passenger aircraft (as of April 1, 2016).

  • 18 Airbus A320-200
  • 65 Boeing 737 (-500,-700,-800)
  • 38 Boeing 767-300
  • 57 Boeing 777 (-200,-300)
  • 46 Boeing 787 (-8,-9)
  • 21 DHC-8-400

Passenger numbers: 50.8 million in 2015

Alliance: Star Alliance

N.B. Image credit: All Nippon Airways

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All Nippon Airways (NH)