ANA to end Narita-Incheon flights in March

4 Dec 2012

ANA is ceasing its daily flights between Tokyo Narita and Seoul Incheon from the end of March next year.

The airline will however, continue to connect the two cities with its three daily flights using a B777-200 between Tokyo Haneda and Seoul Gimpo.

“Demand for Narita-Incheon has been decreasing and Narita will be opened up to many new airlines including low-cost carriers in the near future, so we have decided to suspend the route and focus on Haneda-Gimpo,” said a spokesperson for the airline.

Both Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Seoul’s Gimpo airport are located much closer to the centre of the city (see here). The ANA spokesperson said the flight’s convenience made it popular. 

“Haneda-Gimpo is performing very well, especially for business passengers as both Haneda and Gimpo are closer to the city compared to Narita and Incheon,” they said. 

ANA has operated the Narita-Incheon flight since January 2003, as well as previously serving the route from April 2001 to March 2002 and July 1988 to November 1994. 

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Nicholas Olczak


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