All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced plans to resume its route from Tokyo Haneda to London Heathrow from June 1.
The airline will operate three roundtrips per week (on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) using a B777-300ER to accommodate demand for flights between Japan and Europe.
The nonstop flights will operate on the northern polar route, with ANA stating that the westbound flight time will be shortened by approximately 60-90 minutes compared to the central Asia route depending on the season and weather conditions.
Eastbound flights from London to Haneda, however, will be operated on the central Asia route.
The airline is also increasing the number of flights on several other international routes from May 15 to June 31, with plans to fly 1,385 flights across 37 routes this month, followed by 1,464 flights in June.
In a press release the airline stated:
“With the recent easing of travel restrictions in Japan and other countries, there has been an increase in demand, mainly on North America and Asia routes.
“While flights from/to select European cities have been suspended since March, we have now adjusted our operations and will resume the Haneda-London route starting June.”
Meanwhile the airline is set to resume its A380 operations between Japan and Hawaii from July 1.