TOKYO December 18th, 2013 ANA today announces a further expansion of its international flight schedule for summer 2014, with additional services to Germany. This expansion will be effective from 30 March 2014 and is in addition to the new services to Vancouver (Canada) and Hanoi (Vietnam) which ANA announced earlier this month.
ANA will begin new services between Haneda-Munich and Narita-Düsseldorf whilst adding an additional daytime service between Haneda-Frankfurt. ANAs joint venture partner, Lufthansa, has also announced new services between Haneda-Frankfurt and Haneda-Munich, which will further increase ANAs connectivity with Germany and offer customers a greater choice of flight times and improved availability.
When the new services commence, ANA will serve three German destinations directly. In addition, both Lufthansa and ANA passengers will be able to connect with ANAs domestic network in Japan and Lufthansas European network, greatly improving the ease with which passengers can travel between Japan and Europe. Haneda airport is easily accessible from anywhere within Tokyo and expansion of ANAs international network from the Greater Tokyo Area will enable ANA to continue delivering upon its strategy to offer greater choice and convenience to passengers.
ANA 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 area and ANA looks forward to improving their connectivity with Japan.
President and CEO of ANA, Osamu Shinobe, said: We are delighted to announce the expansion of our German network which, along with our joint venture with Lufthansa, will enhance our services to Germany and Europe as a whole. The new expanded network will enable us to offer our customers greater choice, connectivity and convenience in both Japanese and European markets.
Lufthansa CEO and Chairman Christoph Franz said: The inclusion of Haneda Airport in our flight schedules is for our passengers a tangible outcome of the strategy we pursue together in our strategic joint venture with our partner airline ANA. Not only that, it also distinctly improves and grows the services we offer in Japan through vastly better flight connections into the Japanese domestic network.
Full details of the new flights, routes and aircraft are as shown below. *1
*1 Flight schedules are dependent on approval by the relevant authorities. Please be reminded that these are only scheduled plans and are subject to change.
*2 Some flight numbers are subject to change due to the reorganization of international services. Please check ANA SKY WEB for more details.