SOURCE: All Nippon Airways

January 27, 2010 06:41 ET

ANA Group Corporate Plan for FY 2010

Introduction of "Narita-Haneda Dual Hub" model: in step with market demands, working toward being #1 in Asia

TOKYO--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - ANA Group today announced its Corporate Plan for fiscal year 2010, which runs from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. With the lethargic nature of economic recovery, the trend of slow recovery for the Japanese aviation business is likely to continue.

Conversely, 2010 will be a year of expansion for ANA. Factors such as anticipated capacity increase at Tokyo's Haneda and Narita airports, the scheduled delivery of the Boeing 787, as well as Open Skies between Japan and the United States agreed in December 2009, will bring important business opportunities for ANA to expand. As a result, ANA expansion will be carefully monitored and in parallel to the market and its demands.

Details follow below and are subject to approval by the relevant authorities.

1. International Passenger Operations
  (1) Routes from and to Tokyo, Narita
      ANA will increase the frequency of existing non-daily flights to
      daily flights. For routes to Europe, ANA will introduce a new
      route, Narita=Munich, starting from July 1. For routes within Asia,
      we will increase the frequency of Narita=Ho Chi Minh,
      Narita=Hangzhou and upsize the aircraft type of Narita=Qingdao.

  (2) Routes from and to Tokyo, Haneda
      ANA will expand international routes from Haneda, starting with the
      introduction of the new Haneda=Taipei (Songshan) route, as well as
      increasing the frequency of Haneda=Seoul (Gimpo), Haneda=Shanghai
      (Hongqiao) and Haneda=Beijing during the day. ANA is also considering
      night-time operation for routes to the West Coast of the United
      States and Southeast Asia.

  (3) Routes from and to Osaka, Kansai
      In order to reduce cost and regain profitability, ANA will decrease
      capacity for low demand routes for Kansai international airport.

  (4) Feeder service to Narita
      ANA will increase the number of code-share services operated by IBEX
      Airlines starting from July 1 on routes for Narita=Komatsu and
      Narita=Hiroshima, which offer both airports more convenient access
      to the West Coast of the United States. ANA will also increase the
      frequency for the Narita=Nagoya route, tripling daily flights from
      August 1 and strengthening the international flight connection from
      the Chubu district (middle area of the mainland of Japan).

New routes/ increased frequency (Narita)

Routing              Start       Current             New

Narita-Munich        July 1      -                   777-300ER    7/ week
Narita-Shenyang      March 28    737-700    3/week   737-700      7/ week
Narita-Hangzhou      March 28    737-700    4/week   A320-200     7/ week
Narita-Ho Chi Minh   March 28    767-300ER  5/week   767-300ER    7/ week

New routes/ increased frequency (Haneda)

Routing              Start       Current              New

Haneda-Taipei        Oct 31      -                    B767-300ER 14/ week
(Songshan)
Haneda-Seoul         Oct 31      777-200ER  14/ week  777-200ER  21/ week
(Gimpo)
Haneda-Beijing       Oct 31      767-300ER   7/ week  767-300ER  14/ week
Haneda-Shanghai      Oct 31      767-300ER   7/ week  777-200ER   7/ week
(Hongqiao)                                            767-300ER   7/ week
Haneda-Hong Kong     Oct 31      767-300ER   7/ week  777-200ER   7/ week

*also considering night-time operation for USA and Southeast Asia routes

Aircraft -type change

Routing          Start     Current             New                Remarks

Narita-Shanghai  March 28  777-200ER 14/ week  767-300ER 7/ week  NH919/920
(Pudong)                                       A320-200  7/ week  NH959/960
                                               777-200ER 7/ week  NH921/922
Narita-Honolulu  March 28  767-300ER  7/ week  777-200ER 7/ week  -
Narita-Qingdao   March 28  A320-200   7/ week  767-300ER 7/ week  -
Narita-Guanzhou  March 28  767-300ER  7/ week  737-700   7/ week  -
Narita-Beijing   August 1  767-300ER 14/ week  A320-200  7/ week  NH905/906
                                               767-300ER 7/ week  NH955/956
Nagoya-Shanghai  October 31 A320-200  7/ week  737-700   7/ week  -
(Pudong)

Suspended routes/ decreased frequency

Routing          Start     Current             New                Remarks

Kansai-Seoul     March 28  737-700    7/ week  -                  -
(Gimpo)
Kansai-Xiamen    March 28  737-700    4/ week  -                  -
Kansai-Qingdao   March 28  A320-200   7/ week  737-700 4/ week    operate
                                                                  on Mon,
                                                                  Wed, Fri,
                                                                  Sat


2. Domestic Passenger Operations
  (1) Realignment of routes in Hokkaido
-- ANA will shift its 5 routes (14 flights/ day) that operate between
   Okadama (Hokkaido) and other local airports inside Hokkaido to New
   Chitose airport (Hokkaido). New Chitose airport connects Hokkaido,
   the northern island of Japan, to a number of other cities in Japan,
   and this shift will capture the demands of customers from Hokkaido
   to access outside the prefecture more efficiently.

  (2) Enhancement of routes from Haneda
-- ANA will increase the frequency of the Haneda=Okinawa route from
   August 1 to October 31. We will also consider reopening the
   Haneda=Tokushima route in conjunction with the expansion of landing
   slots in Haneda airport in March 2011.

  (3) Seasonal expansion
-- ANA will continue to monitor seasonal traffic demands and reinstate
   or increase frequency of certain routes if and when appropriate.

New routes/ increased frequency

Routing          Start     Current Frequency   New Frequency

Nagoya-Akita     April 1   1/ day              2/ day
                                               (1/ day during Nov-Mar)
Kansai-Asahikawa June 1    -                   1/ day
                                               (Jun-Sep)
Kansai-Hakodate  June 1    1/ day              1/ day
                                               (2/ day during Jun-Sep)
Narita-Sapporo   July 1    1/ day              2/ day
Itami-Matsuyama  July 1    8/ day              9/ day
Itami-Kochi      July 1    8/ day              9/ day
Sendai-Sapporo   July 1    3/ day              4/ day *
Niigata-Sapporo  July 1    1/ day (Jun-Sep)    1/ day
                                               (2/ day during Jun-Sep)
Narita-Nagoya    August 1  2/ day              3/ day
Haneda-Okinawa   August 1  9/ day              9/ day
                                               (10/ day during Aug-Oct)

*scheduled for codeshare with AIR DO and IBEX airlines for this route

Realignment of routes on Hokkaido

Routing               Start     Current Frequency        New Frequency

Okadama-Wakkanai      July 1    1/ day                   -
Okadama-Memanbetsu    July 1    2/ day                   -
Okadama-Nakashibetsu  July 1    3/ day                   -
Okadama-Kushiro       July 1    3/ day                   -
Okadama-Hakodate      July 1    5/ day
                                (4/ day on Sat and Sun)  -
Sapporo-Wakkanai      July 1    1/ day                   2/ day
Sapporo-Memanbetsu    July 1    -                        2/ day
Sapporo-Nakashibetsu  July 1    -                        3/ day
Sapporo-Kushiro       July 1    -                        3/ day
Sapporo-Hakodate      July 1    -                        5/ day
                                                         (4/ day on Sat
                                                          and Sun)

Suspended routes/ decreased frequency/ reduced period of operation

Routing               Start     Current Frequency    New Frequency

Fukuoka-Ishigaki      April 1   1/ day               1/ day
                                (Apr-Oct, Feb-Mar)  (Apr 29-May 5, Jul-Oct)
Nagoya-Sendai         April 1   5/ day               4/ day
Okayama-Sapporo       May 1     1/ day               1/ day
                                (Jun-Sep, Mar)      (May-Oct)
Niigata-Okinawa       June 1    1/ day               1/ day
                                                    (Apr-May, Oct-Mar
Hiroshima-Sapporo     June 1    1/ day
                                (Jun-Sep)            -
Itami-Sendai          July 1    6/ day               5/ day  *
Itami-Fukuoka         July 1    8/ day               7/ day  *
Itami-Oita            July 1    3/ day               2/ day  *
Fukuoka-Sendai      August 1    1/ day               -       *

*scheduled for a codeshare with IBEX airlines

3. Cargo Operations
   ANA will continue its operation of the Okinawa cargo hub which started
   in October 2009. By making cargo ANA's third core business we hope to
   both strengthen and build upon its success to date.

4. Fleet Plan
   ANA is scheduled to take delivery of the world's first Boeing 787 during
   3Q (October to December) of 2010. The highly innovative Dreamliner had
   a successful test flight in November last year and a number of
   successful subsequent test flights since then. We will also complete
   our retirement plan for our Boeing 747-400 (international) during FY10.
   The details of new deliveries and retirements of aircraft are shown in
   the table below;

Delivery                No      Retirement           No

Boeing     777-300ER    4       Boeing   747-400     3
Boeing     787-8        8       Boeing   767-300ER   2
Boeing     767-300ER    5       Airbus   A320-200    1
Boeing     767-300BCF   2       Boeing   737-500     1
Boeing     737-800      5       -        -           -
Bombardier DHC8-Q400    1       -        -           -

*subject to change

5. ANA Group capacity in FY10

 In comparison with FY09        Domestic      International    Cargo
                                Passenger     Passenger

 Number of Flights              98.6%         114.8%           130.2%
 Available Seat Kilometers
 (ton kilometers for cargo)     96.3%         111.2%           121.1%

*ANA Group operated flights

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