ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) has decided to move ahead with the merger of its subsidiaries. Air Central and Air Next will be merged into Air Nippon (Air Nippon Network Company) on October 1, 2010. Air Nippon in turn will be renamed ANA Wings (ANA Wings Company Limited) on October 1.
Copyright Photo: John Adlard. Air Next’s Boeing 737-5L9 JA355K (msn 28129) is pictured on final approach at Fukuoka.
Bombardier Aerospace (Toronto) has confirmed that a firm order for five Q400 NextGen aircraft and options for another five, which was previously announced on August 3, 2009, was placed by All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd (ANA) (Tokyo).
Copyright Photo: John Adlard. Air Central’s Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) JA850A (msn 4108) in ANA’s 1983 colors prepares to land at Fukuoka. Air Central is a subsidiary of ANA.
Air Central, Air Next, Air Nippon and Air Nippon Network (subsidiary of ANA-All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) yesterday (March 18) endured a 24-hour strike by its pilots as a protest against the slow-going negotiations for a new contract. 137 flights were cancelled and 30 flights were delayed.