All Nippon Airways (ANA) will start a new route connecting Tokyo Narita International Airport and Chennai International Airport on 27 October, 2019.
The airline will utilise a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft three times a week and the expansion will bring ANA’s number of total cities serviced to 46.
This is the latest in a series of moves that increase the size of ANA’s Asia/ Oceania network, including the recently announced route from Narita to Perth that begins service on 1 September this year.
When service begins this October, ANA will be the only airline providing direct flights from Japan to South India. This will be ANA’s third route offering service to India, along with flights from Narita to Mumbai and Delhi.
ANA senior vice president, Seiichi Takahashi said international passenger service is the main revenue generator for the ANA Group, and the carrier hopes to continue improving its market share in this “dynamic sector”.
He added: “The new Chennai route will bring ANA’s world-class quality travel service to a beautiful and under-serviced region that is home to millions of potential new customers.”