LONDON – On June 1 and 3, the Japanese carrier, All Nippon Airways, also known as ANA, announced a couple of changes.
The first of which is a change to some of its international routes due to the Coronavirus pandemic, whereas the second is an announcement of two special liveries that will feature on two of its 787 aircraft.
Their Schedule Changes…
Between June 14 and October 29, 2022, All Nippon Airways has made some changes to a select number of its international services in response to a shift in COVID-19 regulations in certain countries as well as adjusting to changes in passenger numbers and cargo demands.
- Between June 1 to 30, ANA plans to operate a total of 1,484 flights across 38 routes compared to 2020s 5,177 flights over 75 routes during the same period.
- Between July 1 to 31, ANA plans to operate a total of 1,739 flights across 39 routes compared to 2020s 5,461 flights over 75 routes during the same period.
- Between August 1 to 31, ANA plans to operate a total of 1,733 flights across 38 routes compared to 2020s 5,500 flights over 75 routes during the same period.
- Between September 1 to 30, ANA plans to operate a total of 1,511 flights across 34 routes compared to 2020s 5,365 flights over 75 routes during the same period.
- Between October 1 to 29, ANA plans to operate a total of 1,459 flights across 34 routes compared to 2020s 5,181 flights over 75 routes during the same period.
The carriers’ Singapore services are also changing from both Tokyo airports. Those changes are as follows –
- Tokyo Narita to Singapore from June 14, flights NH/NQ 801 & 802 will be a daily service.
- Tokyo Haneda to Singapore from June 20, flights NH 841 & 844 will be five weekly, operating on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
In terms of ANA’s European international service changes between July 1 to August 31, these are as follows –
- Tokyo Haneda to London flights NH 211/212 will be a daily service.
- Tokyo Haneda to Paris flights NH 215/216 will be operated three times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
- Tokyo Haneda to Frankfurt has multiple flights, these are as follows –
- NH 203 will be a daily service.
- NH 204 will operate three times per week on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays then the Saturday will switch to a Sunday from August 1.
- NH 223 will operate three times per week on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays then the Saturday will switch to a Sunday from August 1.
- NH 224 will be a daily service.
- Tokyo Haneda to Munich, flights NH 217/218 remain suspended.
- Tokyo Narita to Brussels flights NH 231/232 will be operated twice per week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Tokyo Haneda to Vienna, flights NH 205/206 remain suspended.
ANA’s Tokyo Haneda to Jakarta, Indonesia service has also changed from July 1 to October 29 –
- Flights NH 855/856 will be operated four times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
As well to the above service changes, ANA will also operate the following additional interim U.S. service –
- Chicago to Kansai, flight NH 1935 will be flown on July 2 using a Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft, leaving Chicago at 13:00pm and arriving at Kansai at 16:50pm the following day. Both times are local.
ANA’s New Sustainable Liveries…
As part of ANA’s Future Promise (AFP), they will be revealing two new special liveries as part of promoting their focus on sustainability and reducing their CO2 emissions. The new liveries have been designed to symbolize “water and greenery”.
As part of their AFP to promote and focus on sustainability and reducing their greenhouse gases, ANA will be utilizing the following initiatives:
- Usage of products and services using sustainable materials
- Promote the 3Rs (Reduce, reuse, recycle) among in-flight service products, aircraft supplies, and in-flight meals (i.e. packaging materials for supplies, garbage bags, etc.)
- Collaborate with various business partners involved in the development of sustainable products and services.
- Expand in-flight meal menus using food ingredients grown using compost derived from in-flight meal waste.
- Further, promote the product development of goods using disposed or unused goods, and expand sales of the upcycled products.
- Contribution to society
- Aim to realize “universal tourism” to create a comfortable and friendly environment for all people.
The two Boeing 787’s that will be painted into these special liveries are, JA871A, a seven-year-old 787-9 Dreamliner, and JA874A, a seven-year-old 787-8 Dreamliner. Both of these aircraft will be used on international and domestic scheduled services.
Commenting on their new special 787 liveries as part of their AFP, ANA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Shinichi Inoue, has said, “Sustainability is a central operating principle for our company and the ANA Future Promise demonstrates a commitment to our social responsibility and environmental sustainability goals, and we are excited to get our customers involved and raise awareness to these initiatives with the dedicated AFP 787s.”