ANA Will Have Taiwanese Interpreters

All Nippon Airways will have Taiwanese interpreter on its Boeing 767 airliner flights from Taiwan to Narita. Six female Taiwanese have been chosen from 700 candidates, and will start to work on May 18, 2009.

The interpreters will wear bright blue uniforms to distinguish them from the flight attendants. The six interpreters can not only speak Taiwanese, but Mandarin Chinese, and English; two of them have also mastered fluent Japanese.

Japanese and Chinese flight attendants can be found on ANA flights to Mainland China, while only Japanese flight attendants are available on flights to and from Taiwan. The decision was made in consideration of the increasing number of Taiwan travelers taking ANA flights recently.