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ANA increases HCMC - Narita flights

Released at: 15:49, 19/07/2016

ANA increases HCMC - Narita flights

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Route moves from one flight daily to two, which will provide more convenient connections for onward journeys.

by Doanh Doanh

Japan’s five-star airline Air Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced it will double the frequency of its flights between Narita in Tokyo and Ho Chi Minh City to two flights per day from October 30.

The additional Ho Chi Minh City flight will depart Narita in the evening and return the following afternoon, using Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft. ANA’s current schedule consists of a single daily flight operating between the two airports, leaving Narita in the evening and returning in the morning, allowing passengers to transit both to and from flights between Narita and North America, for which passenger demand is high.

The new flight greatly improves convenience for passengers traveling from Japan and creates more opportunities for passengers from Ho Chi Minh City to transfer at Narita to and from North America.

The number of US cities accessible from Narita within three hours of arrival from Ho Chi Minh City will increase from four to ten (including flights operated by ANA’s joint venture partner United Airlines.)

Following the increase in international takeoff and landing slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport in the spring of 2014, ANA has worked to strengthen its dual hub airport model for the Tokyo Metropolitan region, positioning Haneda as a hub for transfer between international and domestic flights and Narita as a hub for international to international transfers for passengers traveling between North America and Asia via Japan.

ANA is committed to further improving and expanding its network of international flights to maximize passenger convenience.

On July 12 ANA was named the leading airline in two categories at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards hosted by SKYTRAX. The awards as “World’s Best Airport Services” and “Best Airline Staff in Asia” are in recognition of ANA’s ongoing commitment to providing exceptional levels of customer service and a superior air travel experience, prioritizing passenger comfort, convenience and safety.

ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenue and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, it now flies on 83 international routes and 116 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 250 aircraft. In FY2015 it carried 50.8 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.79 trillion Japanese Yen ($16.8 billion).

ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes, and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, and Austrian Airlines on Japan - Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine and in 2015 was awarded five stars for the fourth consecutive year by the world’s leading airline and airport review site, SKYTRAX. It was the launch customer and is the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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