ANA Group announced its Corporate Plan for fiscal year 2009, which runs from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010. With the world recession that began in the current fiscal year expected to continue into the next, the tenet of the plan is to minimise risk of falling revenue while preparing for the growth opportunities that will be afforded by the expansion of capacity at Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita Airports in 2010. Details are subject to approval by the relevant authorities.
ANA will reduce capacity in line with shrinking demand on routes linking Japan to Europe and North America, as well as further adjusting capacity to China and the rest of Asia. At the same time, ANA will strengthen its Tokyo Narita feeder service from the Kansai area by up gauging the current code-share service operated by IBEX Airlines from Osaka Itami, using a 50 seat CRJ aircraft, to an ANA operated 737 service carrying 112 passengers. This is in response to customer demand. A new Osaka Kansai-Tokyo Narita service will also be inaugurated on a limited basis from April to June.
ANA will strengthen cargo as its third core business by centering its cargo network on the Okinawa cargo hub, which goes into operation in October 2009. It will employ eight mid-size 767-300 freighters to link the overseas ports of Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong with Japanese ports of Narita, Haneda and Kansai, via Okinawa. In March 2010, a further 767- 300 freighter will be brought into operation, and Tianjin will be added to the network.