All Nippon Airways' A380 "Blue Honu", JA381A, made its first revenue flight from NRT this morning. Prior to departure, the airline held a pre-boarding ceremony at the gate at NRT. Upon its arrival at HNL, the Blue Honu-liveried Super Jumbo was greeted with a water cannon salute (and left with another salute on the return leg). This was the first of the thrice-weekly flights that ANA will have until July, when the second A380, the green hon, will enter service.
World-renown aviation blogger Sam Chui documented the inbound flight on his YouTube channel.