All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced that it will resume services to select cities in Asia, Europe and North America, owing to increased passenger demand.
The airline has adjusted its schedule for December 1, 2020, to January 31, 2021, with changes affecting 106 flights serving 10 routes in the network. ANA will operate a total of 1,050 flights in December, and 963 flights in January.
The airline claims that it will be the first Japanese airline to operate a service between Tokyo Narita and Shenzhen in China, launching one round-trip per week on December 14. The route was initially planned to depart from Tokyo Haneda.
In December, the airline will also resume the following routes with seven flights per week (there are exceptions for certain dates): Narita-Hanoi; Narita-Ho Chi Minh City; Haneda-Ho Chi Minh City; and Narita-Singapore.
Additionally, ANA will offer two round trips per week on the Narita-Phnom Penh route, and three flights per week on the Narita-Yangon route.
With regards to European destinations, the airline will operate a service from Narita to Dusseldorf on December 19, December 23, January 5 and January 10, owing to high passenger demand during the holiday season.
The airline has also indicated some provisional flights for the Nagoya-San Francisco and Nagoya-Houston routes in anticipation of increased demand for travel from North America to the Chubu region of Japan.
The carrier states that it will ‘continue to monitor local immigration restrictions and quarantine guidelines as well as demand trends and travel viability’, using this information to plan the resumption of certain routes.
Earlier this year, the airline launched experiences including an A380 sightseeing flight to raise funds amid the Covid-19 pandemic.