All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch a new Tokyo Narita-Chennai route from 27 October.

The thrice weekly flights will be operated by a Boeing 787-8s with 169 seats.

ANA 787

ANA will operate its thrice-weekly Narita-Chennai services using Boeing 787-8s

All Nippon Airways

ANA is the first carrier to operate on the route, which is its third destination in India after Mumbai and Delhi.

“It is always exciting to add a new destination, but it is even more significant to be the only carrier offering connecting this growing region with Japan,” says Seiichi Takahashi, ANA’s senior vice-president.

International passenger service is the group’s main revenue source, he adds, and thus hopes to improve its market share.

As previously announced, ANA will also commence Tokyo Narita-Perth flights on 1 September.

The two new routes are part of the Japanese carrier’s strategy to broaden its Asia and Oceania network.

Source: Cirium Dashboard