ANA’s A380s will remain grounded for another month

ANA operates the world’s most modern fleet of A380s. The airline’s A380s are both under two years old, with another brand new A380 expected to join the fleet later this year.

ANA flies its A380s between Tokyo (NRT) and Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL). ANA was originally scheduled to resume its NRT to HNL route in August, but an extension of Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors forced ANA to cancel its flights during August.

It now looks like we’ll have to wait at least another month before ANA’s A380s return to the skies. The airline has canceled its NRT to HNL flights for September, with flights to Hawaii scheduled to resume on October 1st.

Hawaii’s quarantine is currently scheduled to be lifted on September 1st. However, the state has suffered from a sharp rise in COVID cases, and it’s likely that the quarantine will be extended for another month. This likely contributed to ANA’s decision to cancel flights on the NRT to HNL route until October.

When ANA’s A380s do resume flying, the airline will enforce social distancing by selling less than half of the seats in economy. You can also get a great deal on ANA’s A380 first class – the airline has cut first class roundtrip prices on the NRT to HNL route to about $3,400, an excellent deal for a superior first class product.