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ANA confirms flight schedule for 2nd half of 2012

TOKYO--(Marketwire -08/21/12)-

  ANA confirms flight schedule for the second half of FY2012 New route between Narita and San Jose will launch with Boeing 787 from January 11th, 2013 Boeing 787 will begin flying Narita - Seattle from October 1 and Haneda - Beijing from October 28, 2012 TOKYO August 21, 2012 - ANA Group, Japan's largest airline group, today confirms its flight schedule for the second half of fiscal year 2012. The schedule reflects ANA's focus on strengthening its business model to capture demand for long-haul international flights and transit passengers in order to maximize its position as a network carrier. ANA plans to introduce the Boeing 787 on a wider range of international and domestic routes to improve competitiveness, while also aiming to optimize aircraft usage in accordance with supply and demand to achieve maximum efficiencies. Details are as follows.?Schedules are subject to approval of the government authorities. Schedules may also be subject to change. International Routes In order to improve services between North America and the Asian continent using Narita Airport as a hub, ANA will be expanding its network during the second half of FY2012, with the introduction of new routes between Narita and the destinations of Yangon, New Delhi and San Jose in addition to more frequent flights between Narita and New York. ANA will also be making changes to flights from Japan to China and other destinations on the Asian continent through route optimization and aircraft type changes appropriate for the business environment on those routes. Please click on the link below to view the full text of the announcement. http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/4496K_1-2012-8-21.pdf For details, please refer to the following URL; http://www.ana.co.jp/eng/aboutana/press/2012/120821.html Contacts: Ryosei Nomura and Megumi Tezuka ANA Public Relations TEL +81-(0)3-6735-1111 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END