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The company was founded by ANA as Nippon Kinkyori Kōkū (日本近距離航空, lit. "Japan Short-Distance Airline") in March 1973. The name Air Nippon was adopted in 1987, and the abbreviation ANK comes from the full, somewhat redundant name Air Nippon Kōkū ("Air Nippon Airline").
ANA and Air Nippon used different liveries and IATA codes until April 2004, when Air Nippon adopted ANA livery and ANA flight numbers for all its flights. As a part of ANA, it is considered a full Star Alliance member.
Former code data
Air Nippon used the following codes until April 2004.
The Air Nippon fleet consists of the following aircraft (at February 2005):
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