In its summer schedule for 2016, ANA will further expand its international network from Narita to strengthen the airport’s role as an international hub.
In addition to new services on the Narita-Wuhan route from April 28 (announced on December 7, 2015), ANA will launch flights linking Narita and Phnom Penh, the capitol of Cambodia, on September 1. With this new service, Cambodia becomes the eighth country served by ANA in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is enjoying explosive economic growth. The flights will also become the only direct air service between Japan and Cambodia.
In fiscal 2015, as part of our dual hub strategy in Tokyo, ANA strengthened its international network and enhanced customer convenience while launching new daily services from Narita/Haneda airports to Houston in the USA, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Brussels in Belgium and Sydney in Australia. Strengthening its dual hub operations helps ANA meet growing demand at Narita for international transfers between North America and Asia, and at Haneda for international-domestic connections.
The new services to Phnom Penh will meet increasing business travel demand. Companies around the world are eying the rapidly emerging Cambodian market, drawn to Phnom Penh as a manufacturing center and the country as a high-potential market for their products and services. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of a friendship treaty between Japan and Cambodia. By launching the first direct flights from Japan, ANA aims to contribute to the further development of friendly relations and bring the world closer to the dynamic Cambodia market.
Flights to Wuhan, the largest city in central China, will also serve growing business travel demand linked to Japanese companies advancing their presence in the region and growing demand for travel to Japan by Chinese tourists
During the first half of fiscal 2016, ANA will start introducing new Boeing 787-9 configured for mid-haul international services primarily on Asian routes. Equipped with full-flat Business Class seats and Premium Economy seats, the aircraft will enable the Japanese airline to upgrade its services on introduced routes.
From the end of April, the B787-9 will also start flying on its Haneda-Vancouver route, meaning that all six European and all ten North American routes will feature full-flat seats in Business Class. The aircraft will also be introduced to Narita-Mumbai and Haneda-Singapore route from end of March.