All Nippon Airways (ANA) is a world-class Japanese airline that is going to start a non-stop service to Canada by offering services to Vancouver from March 30. Owing to this change in international flight schedules, the carrier would operate a daily flight between Tokyo (Haneda Airport) and Canada offering round trips on its 767-300ER aircraft.
According to airport authorities in Vancouver, the services extended by the carrier to Canada will reinforce its stronghold in the Asia-Pacific region as a gateway to North America. The airline authorities also stated that after launching flights to Vancouver, the passenger demands would increase in Japan as well as in other Asian cities.
Air Canada, which is already a strategic partner of ANA, offers flights to Narita Airport in Tokyo, even though Haneda Airport is the preferred choice for passengers travelling to and from Tokyo. Apart from its proximity to the main town, Haneda is also known as an important destination in Japan as a part of its domestic route network.
Benefits from the Recent Development
According to the Japanese media, the carrier wants to project itself as having the maximum number of international slots out of all national airlines at the airport, which enjoys proximity to Central Tokyo and provides easy access to flights operational in the domestic sector.
Owing to the strategic alliance between Air Canada and ANA, both the Tokyo-Vancouver routes may prove beneficial for the partners. For instance, travellers coming to Vancouver from Haneda through All Nippon booking can also buy tickets of Air Canada to board jets taking off from its host destination. In a similar manner, travellers opting for Narita-Vancouver route of the given airline can connect further to intra-Asian routes of ANA. However, the airline may not offer direct services for intra-Asian journey, for instance, the route taken up by Mumbai Kuala Lumpur flights.