All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch new daily non-stop service between Vancouver and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) beginning March 30, 2014, marking ANA’s first flight to Canada.
“This new service will offer BC businesses more options to reach customers in central Tokyo, but also throughout Japan and Asia thanks to ANA’s strong domestic and international networks,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority.
The new daily service to HND is made possible by recent liberalization to Canada’s air-service agreement with Japan.
Originally the main international airport for Tokyo until Narita opened in 1978, HND is located just 15 km from Tokyo’s core and is the second busiest airport in Asia and the fourth busiest in the world.
“We are very pleased to announce the launch of long-haul international services from Tokyo to Vancouver,” said Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO, ANA. “Vancouver will be the first destination in Canada for ANA, and we are confident that passenger demand will be high, not only in Japan but in other Asian cities.”
ANA’s new service to YVR will use Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with capacity for 214 passengers. Flights will arrive at YVR at 2:55 p.m. and depart at 4:55 p.m.