The airline (ANA)’s current schedule consists of a single daily flight operating between two airports, leaving Narita in the evening and returning to Narita 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 travelling 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 of 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 transfer between international and domestic flights, and Narita as a hub for international to international transfers for passengers travelling between North America and Asia via Japan.
ANA is committed to further improving and expanding its network of international flights to maximise passenger convenience.
On July 12, 2016, ANA - Japan’s only 5-star airline, has been named the leading airline in two categories at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards hosted by the world’s leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX.
The awards for “ World’s Best Airport Services” and “Best Airline Staff in Asia” are recognition for ANA’s ongoing commitment to providing exceptional levels of customer service and a superior air travel experience, prioritising passenger comfort, convenience and safety.
Founded in 1952, All Nippon Airways 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 2015 fiscal year, it carried 50.8 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.79 trillion Japanese yen ($17.18 billion).
ANA is also the launch customer and biggest operator of Boeing 787 Dreamliner.