ANA expands award winning international service
· Service set to start on March 16, 2020.
· This route marks the first for ANA to serve to Russia.
· Introduction of this route makes ANA the first Japanese airline to offer service to Vladivostok from Narita Airport.
All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will become the first Japanese airline to offer service from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Vladivostok International Airport (VVO) on March 16, 2020. This new route is part of a broad ANA strategy to increase its presence in Russia by offering service to additional cities across the country.
“ANA has long targeted Russia for expansion, and we chose Vladivostok as our first Russian destination because it serves as a gateway that connects Eurasia with the Pacific,” said Seiichi Takahashi, Senior Vice President of ANA. “At ANA, we aim to serve as a gateway for our passengers that allow them to reach new destinations and connect with new cultures. Our desire to offer unrivaled service and meet emerging passenger needs led us to begin service to Vladivostok.”
Located just two and a half hours from Tokyo, Vladivostok has become a popular tourist destination for its distinct architecture and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. The city is well known in Japan for its scenic streets and historic buildings, but it has also become a vital economic hub for Japan-Russia trade in recent years and as such is a common destination for business travelers. This new route is symbolic of the growing economic cooperation between Japan and Russia.
New Narita-Vladivostok Route
Route Narita = Vladivostok Starting March 16, 2020
From March 16 to 28
NH883 (Monday) Narita 11:00 ⇒ Vladivostok 14:15
NH883 (Friday) Narita 11:10 ⇒ Vladivostok 14:25
NH884 (Monday) Vladivostok 15:15 ⇒ Narita 16:25
NH884 (Friday) Vladivostok 15:40 ⇒ Narita 16:50
(Local Time) From March 29
NH883 (Monday) Narita 13:35 ⇒ Vladivostok 16:50
NH883 (Friday) Narita 12:15 ⇒ Vladivostok 15:30
NH884 (Monday) Vladivostok 19:10 ⇒ Narita 20:20
NH884 (Friday) Vladivostok 18:00 ⇒ Narita 19:10
Aircraft Airbus A320 neo
146 Seats (Business Class: 8 seats, Economy Class: 138 seats)
*Aircraft type subject to change due to daily operation
* Flight plans are subject to approval by the relevant authorities. All schedules are subject to change.
* Ticket reservations and sales will begin on Thursday, October 24, 2019.
The addition of the new flight is part of ANA’s dedication to offering world-class international passenger service that spans the entire globe. ANA remains committed to making travel as safe and pleasant as possible by providing new gateways, flight options and travel destinations that are in line with current demand. ANA will continue to seek out new ways to better serve customers both by expanding its reach and continually improving the passenger travel experience on existing routes.
Following the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation seven years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years – 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 82 international routes and 121 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 54.4 million passengers in FY2018, has approximately 43,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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Source = All Nippon Airways