Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ANA commences service to Vancouver, Hanoi

Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) began non-stop service connecting Vancouver, B.C. (YVR) and Vietnam's Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) to Tokyo on Sunday, March 30.

Both new routes fly into Haneda (HND) airport, located nine miles south of the Minato district of Tokyo, rather than Narita Airport (NRT), located 46 miles and a 90-minute bus ride to the east.

"This expansion ... will make ANA the biggest airline carrier at Haneda, offering the most international flights to and from this airport," the airline said in a December statement announcing the new flights.

"Haneda Airport is easily accessible from Tokyo and the new flight schedule, combined with ANA’s existing domestic network, will make it easier and more convenient for passengers to connect within Japan and to travel to overseas destinations," the carrier continued.

While new destinations such as Vancouver and Hanoi will be from Haneda airport, flights to London, Paris, Jakarta and Manila will also start flying from Haneda airport in addition to existing services from (NRT).

ANA is also increasing the number of North American destinations it services from Asian cities via Narita, to improve convenience for transit passengers.

ANA operates a dual-airport strategy in the Tokyo area, capitalizing on the respective strengths of Haneda and Narita Airport. Routes and schedules for destinations served from both airports are carefully planned to complement one another, offering passengers the greatest choice and convenience, and to meet the growing demand for international travel.

Additional services will be introduced at that time, with further route and schedule details to be announced. More information is available on ANA's web site at www.ana.co.jp.

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