All Nippon Airways will launch daily services between Tokyo Haneda Airport and Munich and between Tokyo Narita and Düsseldorf on March 30. It will...

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch daily services between Tokyo Haneda Airport and Munich and between Tokyo Narita and Düsseldorf on March 30.

ANA will operate its new services to Düsseldorf International Airport (IATA code DUS) and Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUN) using Boeing 787-8 widebodies.


Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has ordered a total of 66 Boeing 787s: 36 787-8s and 30 787-9s

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has ordered a total of 66 Boeing 787s: 36 787-8s and 30 787-9s

 

On March 30, ANA will also add a daily daytime flight on its existing route between Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), operating the new flight with a Boeing 777-300ER.

From March 30, ANA will discontinue its daily service between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) and Munich. This service will be replaced by the Narita-Düsseldorf flight.

ANA will also discontinue its daily Tokyo Narita-Frankfurt service, but will retain a presence on the route by codesharing on joint venture partner Lufthansa’s flights between Frankfurt and Tokyo Narita.

The Japanese carrier is making its German service moves in cooperation with Star Alliance partner Lufthansa, which will launch new Haneda-Frankfurt and Haneda-Munich services. According to ANA, its codesharing on these flights will further increase ANA’s connectivity with Germany and offer customers a greater choice of flight times and improved availability.

A launch customer for the Boeing 777-300ER, Japan's All Nippon Airways received its first example on November 1, 2004. Star Alliance member ANA now operates 19 of the type as well as three non-ER 777-300s

A launch customer for the Boeing 777-300ER, Japan’s All Nippon Airways received its first example on November 1, 2004. Star Alliance member ANA now operates 19 of the type as well as three non-ER 777-300s

 

ANA says it is particularly pleased to introduce its new Narita-Düsseldorf service, given that Düsseldorf has the largest population of Japanese people in Germany and the Japanese community in the Düsseldorf area is one of the largest in Europe.

Many Japanese businesses have been established in the Düsseldorf area and ANA says it aims to improve their connectivity with Japan.

ANA’s schedule for the Tokyo Haneda-Munich route will see flight NH275 leaving HND at 12:35 p.m. daily and arriving at MUN at 5:20 p.m. the same day, local time.

In the other direction, flight NH276 is timed to depart MUN at 9:25 p.m. daily and to land at HND at 3:50 p.m. the following day, local time.

In ANA's Boeing 787 business class cabin, the ceiling is high and the overhead bins, especially by the windows, are large. The windows are oval-shaped and 1.3 times the usual size throughout the aircraft

In ANA’s Boeing 787 business class cabin, the ceiling is high and the overhead bins, especially by the windows, are large. The windows are oval-shaped and 1.3 times the usual size throughout the aircraft

 

The airline’s schedule on the Tokyo Narita-Düsseldorf route calls for flight NH941 to push back from the gate at NRT at 11:00 a.m. daily and to reach DUS at 4:00 p.m. the same day, local time.

In the other direction, flight NH942 is timed to leave DUS at 6:35 p.m. daily and to get to NRT at 1:00 p.m. the following day, local time.

ANA’s new daytime Tokyo Haneda-Frankfurt service will see flight NH223 depart HND daily at 11:25 a.m. and touch down at FRA at 4:35 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, the new flight NH224 will push back from the gate at FRA at 8:45 p.m. and reach HND at 2:52 p.m. the following day, local time.

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