ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS of Japan announced Friday that they will become the world’s first commercial airline to provide draft beer on flights.
Until recently, stocking and serving draft brew in a pressurized cabin was problematic and not viable, causing too much foam inside the container. But ANA has worked out the problem by utilizing new keg technology that compensates for air pressure variances.
Initially, the service will be limited to flights within Japan. The airline said the draft beer will cost about $11.30 per glass and 20 cups will be available on each domestic flight, the maximum capacity of the new keg. Tokyo to Okinawa flights, however, will have two kegs (40 cups of beer) on board.
The service will begin this Tuesday.