ANA Group Announces Interim Flight Schedule for
Fiscal Year 2021
- • For domestic and international routes, ANA will maintain a flexible approach to its flight operations, and provide flight schedule updates on a monthly basis. ANA will continue to monitor demand trends and travel viability amid immigration restrictions and other measures related to COVID-19 as it assesses flight schedules on a continuous basis.
- • Flights will mainly be operated using smaller aircraft to temporarily downsize operations and reduce costs. With the early retirement of Boeing 777 aircrafts, a greater number of long-haul flights will be operated with the Boeing 787 aircraft to raise operational efficiency.
- • For FY2021, domestic route operations will make up the core of earnings, and the network will be reorganized to serve routes with higher demand.
TOKYO, Jan. 26, 2021 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest 5-Star airline for eight consecutive years, announced its interim flight schedule plan for Fiscal Year 2021. Over the next year, ANA will continue to provide updated flight schedules on a monthly basis as it maintains flexible flight operations amid the ongoing impact of COVID-19.
The key points for FY2021 are as follows:
- •Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, ANA will continue to review and announce any changes or suspensions to its flight schedule on a monthly basis. When an increase in demand is expected, the company will respond appropriately by increasing flight frequency or serving the routes with larger aircraft.
- •ANA will retire its large aircraft ahead of schedule, and temporarily utilize aircrafts for international routes for domestic flights. Furthermore, operations will be maintained with small and medium-sized aircraft to reduce the impact on the environment and lower costs. Compared to FY2020, the usage rate of large aircraft will be reduced by 50 percent, while the usage rate of small aircraft will increase by 30 percent.
- •In planning operations, ANA will raise profitability by monitoring demand trends and the status of the market more frequently. We will also suspend or reduce flights in response to demand while increasing the frequency for certain routes when there is an increase in demand at peak seasons.
- •Our domestic operations will make up the core of ANA's earnings, and the company will aggressively reorganize its route network to maximize revenues. During the summer, when demand for travel is expected to increase, flights to Okinawa, Hokkaido, and flights for the Haneda=Miyako route will be increased.
(1) Routes to be suspended during summer FY2021
- 1: Between April 29-May 5, Sept. 3-5, 10-12, 17-20, 23-26, Oct. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-30, the flight frequency will be 6 round trips/day
- 2: As the initial plan for FY2020 was July 17-Sept. 30, the FY2021 plan is for a year-long suspension
(2) Routes to be temporarily suspended or reduced for specific date ranges
- 3: Between April 1, 23, the flight frequency will be 3 round trips/day, and for April 20, 21, 28, May 6, the flight frequency will be 2.5 round trips/day.
- 4: For April 28, May 6, June 1, the flight frequency will be 3.5 round trips/day.
- 5: For April 16, May 21, 25, 27, 28, Oct. 1, 8, 12, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 29, the flight frequency will be 1 round trip/day.
- 6: For June 14, 15, 17, 18, 22, 25, 27, 29, the flight frequency will be 1 round trip/day.
- 7: For May 12, the flight frequency will be 0.5 trip/day.
(3) Routes to be increased or resumed during summer FY2021
- 8: For July 16, Aug. 31, the flight frequency will be 13.5 round trips/day.
(4) Routes to be temporarily increased or resumed for specific date ranges
- 9: For July 16, the flight frequency will be 4.5 round trips/day.
- 10: For Aug.6-16, the flight frequency will be 8 round trips/day.
- •Due to the continued impact of COVID-19 as well as related immigration restrictions and quarantine measures, ANA will continue to review and adjust its flight schedule and increase or reduce the frequency of flights accordingly.
- •In keeping with the previously announced plan*11 to retire half of ANA's Boeing 777 aircraft, a greater number of long-haul flights will be operated with the Boeing 787 aircraft, which will help reduce environmental impact as well as cut operating costs.
- •In order to provide customers with more information and to allow for earlier travel preparations, the suspension or reduction of select routes have already been determined. However, we will continue to monitor demand trends and resume or increase flights on a monthly basis.
- 11: For further information, please refer to the press release "ANA HOLDINGS Announces Transformative Measures to a New Business Model (October 27, 2020)"
(1) Routes to be suspended during summer FY2021
Services for a total of 16 routes will be suspended, while service to 3 routes will be decreased.
(2) Special handling measures in response to the impact of COVID-19
ANA will continue to monitor local immigration restrictions and quarantine guidelines as well as demand trends and travel viability as it decides on the frequency of flights. Therefore, we will continue to announce flight schedules on a monthly basis, and resume certain routes according to demand trends.
For flight operations between April 1-18, please refer to the press release "ANA to Temporarily Change Service on Select International Routes Due to the Coronavirus as of Jan. 25, 2021 (January 25, 2021)."
Contact:ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111, email@example.com
Following the "Inspiration of Japan" high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation eight years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times in the past 10 years - 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 82 international routes and 118 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
In addition to the full service and award-winning record of ANA, the ANA Group's subsidiary Peach Aviation Limited is the leading LCC in Japan, and has expanded following the integration of Vanilla Air Inc. in late 2019. The ANA Group carried 54.4 million passengers in FY2018, has approximately 43,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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