ANA Partners with EF Education First

                     ANA Partners with EF Education First

PR Newswire

LONDON, April 8, 2014

LONDON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



All Nippon Airways (ANA) and EF Education First (EF) have announced the
signing of a partnership agreement today. This partnership will see EF, the
world leader in language training, provide English learning via its
cloud-based school to enhance the ability of ANA employees, including cabin
attendants, to succeed in the global business environment.

In its recently released medium-term corporate strategy for FY2014-2016, ANA
announced plans to increase the productivity of its international passenger
operations by 45 percent. ANA will be accelerating improvements to its service
quality, including the skills of its cabin attendants, as well as the
development of personnel who can contribute to its global expansion.

ANA was recently awarded the prestigious 5-Star Airline ranking by Skytrax for
the second year in a row. The award recognized ANA for the consistently high
quality of its airport and cabin services and for the service enhancements
that it has implemented to better cater to the needs of international
passengers.

Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA, comments:

"As a full service carrier that is aiming to become the world's leading
airline, we want to further enhance the level of service that is provided by
our employees. EF has an excellent track record in providing quality language
training programs and this partnership will boost our improvement efforts. I
have high expectations that this partnership will lead to even better services
for our customers."

EF is internationally established and known for its most recent success as the
official language training supplier to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
The partnership between EF with ANA has resulted in a training program
consisting of tailored learning modules and more than 2000 hours of study
content, as well as unlimited access to English teacher-led virtual
conversation classes.

Peter Burman, President of EF Education First, comments:"We are extremely
proud to partner with ANA and support them in reaching their English goals.
OurIndustry-specific expertise makes us well-suited to deliver the necessary
customized training to ANA and we are looking forward to startingthe training
and seeingoutstandingresults."

About ANA
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the ninth largest airline in the world by revenues
(2012) and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers (2012). Founded in 1952,
ANA flies to 31 international and 50 domestic destinations with a fleet of 232
aircraft that serves a network of 175 routes. The company has 14,000
employees. In 2012, it carried 45 million passengers and generated revenues of
$15.8 billion. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has
joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific routes and with
Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe
routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 24 million
members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World,
and was awarded five stars by the world's leading airline and airport review
site, Skytrax. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing
787 Dreamliner.

About EF Education First

EF Education First (EF) is the world's leading international education company
which focuses on language, academics, and cultural experience. Established in
1965 with a mission to open the world through education, EF
(http://www.ef.com)has more than 500 schools and offices worldwide. Thousands
of companies andmillions of students have learned a new language or traveled
abroad with EF. Each year, EF publishes the English Proficiency Index
(http://www.ef.com/epi) measuring the English ability of adults in countries
across the world.

For media enquires please contact:

Susan Nilsson, Director of Communications, susan.nilsson@ef.com, Tel:
+44(0)74-3269-2538

SOURCE EF Education First
 
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