ANA to Increase Flight Frequency
between Narita and Ho Chi Minh City to Double Daily
TOKYO, July 13, 2016 - ANA, Japan’s largest airline, announced it will double the frequency of its flights between Narita and Ho Chi Minh City to two flights per day from October 30, 2016.
ANA’s current schedule consists of a single daily flight operating between the two airports, leaving Narita in the evening and returning to Narita early in the morning, allowing passengers to transit both to and from flights between Narita and North America, for which passenger demand is high. The additional Ho Chi Minh City flight will depart Narita at night, arriving back in the evening. This greatly improves convenience for passengers traveling from Japan, and creates more opportunities for passengers from Ho Chi Minh City to transfer at Narita to and from North America. As a result of this increased frequency, the number of US cities accessible from Narita within three hours of arrival from Ho Chi Minh City will increase from 4 to 10 （including flights operated by ANA’s joint venture partner United Airlines）.
Following the increase in international takeoff and landing slots at Haneda Airport in spring 2014, ANA has worked to strengthen its dual hub airport model for the Tokyo Metropolitan region, positioning Haneda as a hub for transfers between international and domestic flights, and Narita as a hub for international to international transfers for passengers traveling between North America and Asia via Japan. ANA is committed to further improving and expanding its network of international flights to maximize passenger convenience.
*Plans are subject to approval from the relevant authorities. Schedules are subject to change.
■Timetable for Frequency Increase between Narita and Ho Chi Minh City
The new flight will begin as per the timetable below from Sunday, October 30, 2016.
Contact: Wataru Yoshioka and Maho Ito, ANA Corporate Communications, TEL +81-3-6735-1111
All Nippon Airways （ANA） is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 83 international routes and 116 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 250 aircraft. In FY2015, it carried 50.8 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.79 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999, and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes, and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and in 2015 was awarded five stars for the fourth consecutive year by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.