ANA flight Begins March 1

As Japanese Traffic Grows 10%

February 12, 2011

Japan's second biggest carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA), will have an inaugural flight on February 27, with daily flights starting on March the first from Narita to Manila and vice versa using a Boeing 767-300 equipment.

Currently, there are four airlines flying to Japan accounting to a combined 61 weekly flights to the Philippines with Philippine Airlines (PAL) holding the biggest share at 32 flights a week, followed by Japan Airlines for 14, Delta Air Lines for 12 and Cebu Pacific for 3.

But for Narita - Manila service, Japan Airlines has the biggest market share with two flights daily, followed by Delta Airlines and PAL. With the arrival of ANA, there will be a total of 34 weekly flights out to Narita airport, followed by Nagoya with 12 (Delta & PAL), 10 out of Osaka (PAL and Cebu Pacific) and 5 out of Fukuoka (PAL).

The Japanese traffic represent a weekly capacity of 18,071 seats with Japan remaining the third largest tourist market for the Philippines.

Tourists arrival grew 10.39 percent from 2009 to 358,744 visitors in 2010.

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