Thursday, August 21, 2014

ANA releases Winter 2014/2015 schedule.

On August 20th, All Nippon Airways (NH/ANA) released their Winter 2014/2015 timetable, effective October 26th. The only new route being announced is Tokyo/Haneda (HND/RJTT) – Nagoya/Chubu Centrair (NGO/RJGG) (ANA to resume Haneda – Nagoya in October.), timed to feed their expanded international network at Haneda (ANA's Summer 2014 international expansion.).
Boeing 767-381 JA602A in the Mohican Blue livery used by ANA from May 1969 until March 1989. It was revived as a retro-jet on December 1st, 2009, and completed operations in this special scheme on August 11th, 2014 with NH638, service from Iwakuni to Haneda. It will revert to the current Triton Blue livery. (Photo: Luke H. Ozawa/ANA)

For domestic, other changes include frequency increases from Haneda to Ishigaki (ISG/ROIG), Okayama (OKJ/RJOB), and Okinawa/Naha (OKA/ROAH), and from Fukuoka (FUK/RJFF) to Osaka/Itami (ITM/RJOO) and Naha. Meanwhile, reductions include the Haneda – Yamaguchi-Ube (UBJ/RJDC) route (Star Flyer to add Yamaguchi-Ube; but reduce Fukuoka.), with capacity de facto transferred to partly-owned subsidiary Star Flyer (7G/SFJ) to free up some of ANA's Haneda slots.

New Routes/Resumptions (DOMESTIC):
Haneda – Chubu Centrair NEW 1 daily with 737-800.
NH85 HND 1825 – 1930 NGO 73H Daily *From Oct/26.
NH86 NGO 0750 – 0850 HND 73H Daily *From Oct/26.

Frequency Increases (DOMESTIC): 
Fukuoka – Naha from 8 to 9 daily.
Itami – Fukuoka from 5 to 7 daily.
Haneda – Ishigaki from 1 to 2 daily. *From Feb/1.
Haneda – Okayama from 5 to 6 daily.
Haneda – Naha from 10 to 11 daily.

Frequency Reductions (DOMESTIC):
Itami – Naha from 3 to 2 daily.
Itami – New Chitose from 4 to 3 daily. 
Sendai – New Chitose from 4 to 3 daily.
Haneda – Yamaguchi-Ube from 5 to 3 daily.

For international, there's not much change, with the Tokyo/Narita (NRT/RJAA) – Chengdu (CTU/ZUUU) route seeing a reduction, except for the Chinese New Year period. However, there are equipment swaps between Boeing 767s, 787s, and 777s for regional Asian routes. Popular Taiwan will see all Haneda – Taipei/Songshan (TSA/RCSS) flights operating with the larger 787-8, while Haneda – Manila (MNL/RPLL) will be downsized to 767-300ERs. Haneda – Seoul/Gimpo (GMP/RKSS) will see 14 weekly round-trips being downsized to the 787-8 from the 777-200ER, while Haneda – Shanghai/Pudong (PVG/ZSPD) will see half of its 14 weekly round-trips up-gauged from the 787-8 to the 777-200ER.

Frequency Reductions (INTERNATIONAL):
Narita – Chengdu from 7 to 4 weekly. *7 weekly Feb/13 - 28.

ANA says they will continue to strengthen their Tokyo dual hubs at Haneda and Narita. Japan's largest carrier wants to capture Asia – North America connections at Narita, while Haneda will pursue the Tokyo/domestic – international market.

Reference: All Nippon Airways, August 20th. (in Japanese)

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