ANA Group Route Network and Corporate Plan for FY2012
- 787 Dreamliner to spearhead route expansion
- Increases planned in international and domestic flights
TOKYO January 17, 2012 - ANA Group has finalized its Group Network and Corporate Plan for FY 2012 (April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013).
The plan envisages an increase in international and domestic passenger flights and seat kilometers, and the launch of several new routes from Japan to the US, China and other Asian counties. ANA also intends to use its network carrier business model to attract more inter-connecting traffic between Asia and North America and leverage the value of its existing joint ventures with United Airlines (including Continental Airlines) and Lufthansa.
Seat kilometers for international passenger flights are planned to increase by 11.2 per cent while domestic flight numbers will grow by 2.6 per cent and cargo flights by 3.3 per cent to take advantage of the scheduled expansion of arrival and departure slots in the Tokyo Metropolitan area such as Haneda and Narita airport.
The route expansion will be driven by an increase in ANA's fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft over the 12 month period. By March 31, 2013, ANA is due to have taken delivery of 20 new Dreamliners out of a total order of 55.
Despite unstable international financial conditions, the high value of the yen and other factors contributing to future economic uncertainty, recent demand has been rebounding steadily from the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake. In FY2012, we expect the competitive environment to change significantly for a number of reasons including the full-scale launch of low-cost carriers based in Japan. ANA intends to respond to these challenges by generating further efficiencies through measures such as the fine-tuning of supply and demand and optimizing the deployment of our aircraft fleet.
Contact: Ryosei Nomura and Megumi Tezuka, ANA Public Relations TEL +81-3-6735-1111
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