ANA outlines domestic network changes for summer 2014

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) has outlined domestic network changes effective from 30 March.

The Star Alliance carrier says it plans to begin twice daily Sapporo-Aomori and thrice daily Osaka Itami-Aomori services.

ANA will double the Fukuoka-Sendai, Osaka Itami-Fukushima and Tokyo Haneda-Iwami frequencies to twice daily. It will also raise the Tokyo Haneda-Hakodate service from twice to thrice daily, Tokyo Haneda-Tottori service from four to five times daily, and Osaka Itami-Miyazaki route to six times daily, up from five.

For the daily Fukuoka-Ishigaki service, it will be operated during the entire summer schedule instead of a four month period.

The airline will also suspend two services, while reducing frequencies on six others.

It will suspend Tokyo Narita-Hiroshima on 30 March and Tokyo Haneda-Miyakejima on 1 April, where both routes are operated daily. However, it is maintaining its codeshare with IBEX Airlines on the Tokyo Narita-Hiroshima route.

On 30 March, the airline intends to reduce the Nagoya-Sendai and Sapporo-Sendai frequencies from five to four times daily, while the Osaka Itami-Oita and Fukuoka-Komatsu services will be cut from four to three times daily. The Nagoya-Fukuoka route will reduce from nine to six times daily, and frequency on the Osaka Kansai-Sapporo route would be cut from five to three times daily.

From 1 July, the Osaka Itami-Niigata route will be reduced from six to five times daily, it adds.