Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its very first Airbus A380 – and it has a smiley Hawaiian-themed sea turtle livery.

The new A380 will enter service on May 24, travelling between Tokyo’s Narita Airport and Honolulu, Hawaii. Its livery is called ‘flying honu’, with honu being a Hawaiian term of endearment used towards the sea turtle, which is a sacred creature in Hawaii.

The aircraft, which is one of three on order by ANA and boasts first class suites with privacy doors, was officially handed over during a ceremony last week at the Airbus factory in Toulouse.

It has been designed to provide maximum comfort for up to 520 passengers on this route with its ‘premium layout seating’.

The upper deck is home to eight first class private suites that come with 32 inch TV screens, wardrobes and several power outlets.

There are also 56 business class seats, which convert to fully flat beds, and 73 premium economy seats in the upper deck.

The main deck will have 383 economy class seats, including 60 couch seats.

Each couch comprises three or four seats, with passengers able to lie on the seats by folding up the leg rests.

In addition to expanded passenger space, ANA says the aircraft ‘offers heightened internet options’ as well as other advanced in-flight features.

These include a colourful lighting scheme in the cabin, said to be reminiscent of Hawaiian sunrises, starry skies, and rainbows.

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