The Japanese All Nippon Airways will indefinitely postpone numerous routes that were planned for the 2022 summer flight schedule. In Germany, the Düsseldorf destination is affected.
The carrier will not reactivate flights from Tokyo-Narita to the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia for the time being. In Europe, the connections from Tokyo-Haneda to Stockholm, Milan-Malpensa, Istanbul and Moscow are also affected. Other international destinations that are not to be served or only to a limited extent can be seen in the list below.
Flight schedule is to be evaluated monthly
Last year, ANA transferred some routes to the cheap offshoot Peach. This trend will continue, especially in domestic traffic and on short-haul routes. The company announced that the flight plan was developed jointly and that both carriers will be used on some routes. The bottom line is that this measure should lead to an increase in the profitability of the group of companies.
On domestic routes, ANA and Peach jointly plan to offer the same amount of Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) as planned at the beginning of fiscal year 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic as the Group forecasts a recovery in demand. ANA will flexibly meet demand by using larger aircraft and offering additional flights. Peach will increase frequencies to meet holiday travel demand, which is expected to recover sooner.
Routes will be temporarily moved from Haneda to Narita
For international routes, ANA and Peach will continue to evaluate immigration and quarantine requirements and future demand trends. ANA will seek to maximize revenue per flight by, for example, meeting connecting passenger demand from Asia to North America and cargo demand by temporarily shifting routes from Haneda to Narita. At the same time, ANA will respond flexibly by evaluating the flight schedule monthly according to demand trends. Peach will gradually resume international route operations based on a recovery in demand, particularly on inbound travel to Japan.
For the freighter routes, ANA will maximize the use of its 11 freighters across its network to operate charter and additional flights along with regular scheduled flights. Passenger aircraft are also to be used as so-called preighters. The flight plans of Peach and ANA should be updated at least once a month and adapted to the current situation.