In its planned international flight schedule for summer 2014, Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) is proposing to launch services to Vancouver and Hanoi for the first time.
ANA plans to serve both destinations from Tokyo Haneda Airport from March 30, as it seeks to bolster its international network from the airport as part of its two-airport strategy for the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Star Alliance member ANA intends to operate Boeing 767-300ER widebodies on its new routes to Vancouver and Hanoi.
ANA also plans to introduce new routes on March 30 from Tokyo Haneda Airport to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Jakarta and Manila.
The airline plans to operate Boeing 777-300ER widebodies from Tokyo Haneda to both London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle. It intends to use a Boeing 787-8 for its Haneda-Jakarta route and a Boeing 767-300ER for its Haneda-Manila service.
These flights will operate in addition to the carrier’s existing services to these destinations from Narita International Airport northeast of Tokyo.
Its Haneda expansion should also see ANA introducing additional flights on two of its existing international routes from Tokyo Haneda from March 30. The carrier is planning to launch an additional round-trip to Singapore, operated by a Boeing 787-8; and an additional flight to Bangkok.
Unusually, ANA’s plans for the additional Bangkok service call for it to be operated by a Boeing 767-300ER in the outbound direction, but by a Boeing 777-200ER inbound to Haneda.
All Nippon Airways says it also plans to introduce further new services from Tokyo Haneda in its summer 2014 schedule, but it is not yet ready to announce the routes and timetables.
According to ANA, its March 30 expansion at Haneda will make it the biggest international carrier at the airport. Haneda Airport is easily accessible from Tokyo (the airport is much closer to central Tokyo than is Narita).
ANA says its new Haneda flight schedule, combined with the airline’s existing domestic network to and from Haneda, will make it easier and more convenient for passengers to connect within Japan and to travel to overseas destinations.
However, ANA is also increasing the number of North American destinations it services from Asian cities via Narita International Airport to improve convenience for transit passengers.
According to ANA, in order to capitalize on the respective strengths of Haneda and Narita airports, it carefully plans the routes and schedules for destinations served from both
airports so that they complement one another, offering passengers the greatest choice and convenience and to meet the growing demand for international travel.