ANA grows international route network

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) said it plans to accelerate growth by expanding its international route network and in 2019 it will develop new routes to areas where service was “not previously available”.

New destinations added include Perth in Western Australia and Chennai in Southern India. These decisions it said were based on ANA Group’s Mid-Term Corporate Strategy for FY2018-2022.

ANA added it will further strengthen the ‘Tokyo Metropolitan Dual Hub Model’ that makes full use of both Tokyo Haneda and Narita airports.

The carrier said it will continue to maintain and improve profitability by optimising the size of the aircraft in accordance with demand trends and the competitive environment, all while also flexibly adjusting aircraft types in use.

ANA will deploy Japan’s first Airbus A380 aircraft on its Hawaii route, and plans to improve profitability by introducing the Boeing 787-10, the latest model in the Boeing 787 series, to its Southeast Asian routes. This new addition is expected to capture the increasing demand for connection traffic via Japan.