ANA Signs Sponsorship Agreement with Women’s Golf Iwai Sisters, Chire Aims to Have Their Faces on Airplanes

ANA's new sponsorship agreement with the Iwai sisters

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has entered into a sponsorship agreement with women’s golfers Aya Iwai and Chire Iwai, and held an announcement press conference at Haneda Airport Terminal 2 international terminal facility on January 19.

The contract period will last until December 2026. Both players will display the ANA logo on the right side of their caps, and ANA will support their domestic and international travel.

Golfers Aya and Chire Iwai at the press conference

The Iwai sisters, Aya and Chire, are twins. At the press conference, Aya shared her aspirations, saying, “My goal is to win five times both in Japan and abroad. I want to work hard to deliver smiles around the world through exciting play,” while Chire, with a smile, expressed her joy about the deal with ANA, “Sponsorship with ANA is like a dream. I hope to work hard so that someday our faces can be painted on an airplane.”

Iwai sisters with ANA President Shinichi Inoue

ANA’s President Shinichi Inoue stated, “Just like the international flights that take off from this second terminal, I am excited to support their challenge to soar globally through golf.”

Also present at the announcement press conference were ten twin employees from the ANA Group, who joined the players in a lively discussion filled with unique twin anecdotes.

Aya and Chire Iwai were born on July 5, 2002, and are 21 years old from Saitama Prefecture. Both players turned professional in 2021 and are known as the “Iwai Twins.” They have been under contract with Honda since 2022.

The Iwai Twins

ANA logo on players' caps

ANA's support for Iwai sisters travel

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