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Skymark Airlines/ANA and Intrepid Aviation both given the go-ahead by the bankruptcy court, now the creditors must decide

Skymark Airlines‘ (Tokyo) proposed alliance and rescue by ANA-All Nippon Airways (Tokyo) has been approved by the bankruptcy court. However Intrepid Aviation’s alternative proposal (without ANA) has also been approved. Now the creditors will have to pick between the two rescue plans.

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Copyright Photo: Michael B. ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Skymark Airlines Boeing 737-8HX JA737N (man 36845) arrives at Tokyo (Narita).

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ANA inaugurates the Houston – Tokyo Narita route

ANA – All Nippon Airways (Tokyo) today launched its new Houston (Bush Intercontinental) route to Tokyo (Narita). The airport issued this statement:

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Following a ribbon cutting and sake ceremony, the inaugural flight of All Nippon Airway’s (ANA) newest route bound for Tokyo Narita Airport, departed Houston George Bush International Airport this morning (June 12) – underscoring the global importance of the city of Houston.

A member of the Star Alliance and joint venture partner with United Airlines, ANA expanded its nonstop service to Houston, providing passengers with additional daily flights between Houston and Tokyo. Star Alliance members can now choose a morning or afternoon departure in each direction, providing greater flexibility for travelers, especially those taking advantage of ANA’s expanded service to other Asian and American destinations beyond Houston or Tokyo.

The Boeing 777-300 ER used for today’s flight was welcomed to the gate with an official water turret salute. The 250-seat passenger plane includes eight first class and 52 business class seats to accommodate travelers.

Today’s ceremony began with a Taiko Japanese drum performance by local group, Kaminari Taiko. Diaz and Shinobe each addressed the attendees, and they were joined by additional remarks from Jim Compton, United Airlines Vice Chairman and Chief Revenue Officer, and the Honorable Nozomu Takaoka, Consul-General of Japan in Houston and Bob Pertierra, SVP and Chief Economic Development Officer, Greater Houston Partnership. Also in attendance from the office of the Governor of Texas was Oliver Yang, there to present Shinobe with a proclamation. In a gift exchange honoring Texas and Japanese culture, Diaz presented Shinobe with a Stetson cowboy hat and Shinobe reciprocated with an ANA Boeing 777 model plane.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-381 ER JA778A (msn 32651) arrives at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT).

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ANA drops Tokyo Narita – Paris CDG, up-gauges Tokyo Haneda

ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) will drop the daily Tokyo (Narita) – Paris (CDG) route on October 25. Instead the carrier will up-gauge the current Boeing 787-8 Tokyo (Haneda) – Paris (CDG) route to the larger 787-9 according to ZipanguFlyer.

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Copyright Photo: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-9 N1792B (msn 34502) became JA830A on delivery.

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ANA is coming to Brussels

ANA-All Nippon Airways (Tokyo) has announced it will launch the Tokyo (Narita) – Brussels route starting on October 25.

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In other news, Jetstar Japan launched the Tokyo (Narita) – Hong Kong route today (June 1).

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. The aircraft type for the new route was not specified. It is likely to be either the pictured Boeing 777-381 ER or the newer Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. JA780A (msn 34895) departs from Los Angeles International Airport.

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Airbus and Intrepid to reject the ANA/Skymark Airlines deal

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Skymark Airlines‘ (Tokyo) two biggest creditors, Intrepid Aviation and Airbus, have informed the bankruptcy court that they will reject a rescue plan involving ANA-All Nippon Airways (Tokyo) according to ZipanguFlyer.

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Copyright Photo below: Akira Uekawa/AirlinersGallery.com. Skylark was an Airbus A330-300 operator and was planning to add the larger A380. The pictured A330-343 JA330B (msn 1491) climbs away from Haneda Airport.

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ANA introduces the Boeing 787-9 on its first international route

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ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) on May 5 inaugurated its first long-haul configured Boeing 787-9 on the Tokyo (Haneda) – Munich route. Flight NH 217 was operated by JA836A, ANA’s third delivery of the stretched Dreamliner according to our partner ZipanguFlyer. Jakarta will be added in May.

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Copyright Photo below: Steve Bailey/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner JA833A (msn 34524) lands at Paine Field.

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