At present, ANA operates flights from Japan to 10 Chinese destinations: Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (SHA and PVG), Guangzhou (CAN), Dalian (DLC), Shenyang (SHE), Qingdao (TAO), Hangzhou (HGH), Xiamen (XMN), Chengdu (CTU) and Hong Kong (HKG). That represents service to more Chinese cities than any other Japanese airline, ANA said in a release announcing the new service.
The new flights are expected to generate strong demand for both Chinese leisure travel to Japan, as well as Japanese business travel to Wuhan.
|ANA Dreamliner in R2-D2 livery|
The new route to Wuhan also makes travel between China and North America via ANA’s hub at NRT considerably more convenient. The planned timetable has flights departing Wuhan in the morning and arriving at Narita in the afternoon, enabling same-day connections between Wuhan and ANA’s North American destinations.
Return flights will departing NRT in the evening for nighttime arrival in Wuhan.
ANA also operates domestic trunk routes from Narita Airport to other major Japanese cities such as Osaka, Nagoya (NGO), Fukuoka (FUK) and Sapporo (CTS). Together with the Experience JAPAN Fare, international passengers will have the chance to explore more of Japan for as low as JPY10,800 per person, the equivalent of about US$88, per domestic segment.
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