ANA-Airbus deal

TOKYO: Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) is buying three Airbus A380s in a billion-dollar deal, business daily Nikkei said on Friday, making it the first Japanese carrier to own the superjumbo jet. The Japanese airline plans to introduce the double-decker planes on flights to Hawaii and other overseas destinations, in an effort to boost its international business. The company paid about $1.23 billion for the three A380 planes.