All Nippon Airways has taken delivery of its second Airbus A380, around three weeks earlier than originally planned.

ANA’s second A380 features a unique ‘Emerald Green Flying Honu’ livery, similar to the Sky Blue Flying Honu livery featured on the first A380 that was delivered in March.

The airline’s second A380 was originally scheduled for delivery in June and enter service in July, however, the early delivery means that it will now enter service in June.

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ANA’s second A380 with its distinctive Emerald Green Flying Honu livery departed Toulouse on its ferry flight to Tokyo Narita International airport on 15 May. The aircraft is set to increase ANA’s schedule into Hawaii from Japan.

“We are excited to welcome the second A380 into our world-class fleet of aircraft,” says ANA executive vice-president Yutaka Ito. “With its visually distinct livery that evokes the folklore and traditions of Hawaii, and the outstanding features of the A380, the beautiful Emerald Green Flying Honu lives up to the ANA standard of excellence. We are ready to welcome the plane to Narita Airport so that we can begin operations.”

“With its visually distinct livery that evokes the folklore and traditions of Hawaii, and the outstanding features of the A380, the beautiful Emerald Green ‘Flying Honu’ lives up to the ANA standard of excellence. We are ready to welcome the plane to Narita Airport so that we can begin operations.”

ANA’s flights between Honolulu and Tokyo with the first 520-passenger A380, painted in a blue “Flying Honu” colour scheme, start on Friday and will operate with three roundtrips per week, with departures from Tokyo’s Narita Airport on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

With the second A380, painted in a green “Flying Honu” colour scheme, ANA will increase the service to 10 roundtrips between Honolulu and Tokyo. The Star Alliance carrier flies twice-daily on the route, with the other services operated by Boeing 787-9s.

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