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ANA to introduce “Special ANA Future Promise” aircraft to highlight commitment to ESG

ANA has made this announcement:

  • ・As a symbol to highlight the company’s commitment to its ongoing ESG initiatives, two 787 aircraft will be unveiled with the ANA Future Promise livery in the fall this year.
  • ・The specially designed aircraft will feature special services and in-flight goods focused on sustainability and handling measures to reduce CO2 emissions.
  • ・ANA will gather the feedback from the customers on the various measures and analyze them in order to expand the efforts to other flights in order to achieve the ANA Group’s mid-to-longterm ESG goals.

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for nine consecutive years, today announced a new initiative featuring two 787 aircraft with a special ANA Future Promise (AFP) livery and special services focused on promoting sustainability and reducing CO2 emissions. This new dedicated initiative comes a year after the launch of the ANA Future Promise, which encompasses activities across environmental, social responsibility and governance areas.

“Sustainability is a central operating principal to our company and the ANA Future Promise demonstrates commitment to our social responsibility and environmental sustainability goals, and we are excited to get our customers involved and raise awareness in these initiatives with the dedicated AFP 787s,” said Shinichi Inoue, President and Chief Executive Officer of ANA. “We previously announced our ambitious ESG goals and this is another milestone to build on the importance that ESG has to our airline and global customers.”

The ANA Future Promise aircraft will be introduced later in the fall this year and will be a showcase of ANA’s efforts to incorporate sustainability into our services and products.

Details on the ANA Future Promise aircraft
Two Boeing 787s will be specially painted with a design symbolizing “water and greenery” to convey the concept of sustainability, and will be operated on domestic and international routes (one aircraft each).

The ANA Group has set a medium-to-longterm environmental goal of achieving zero CO2 emissions from aircraft operations by 2050. We will continue to work with our customers and all stakeholders to promote ESG and achieve this goal.

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ANA to resume Airbus A380 “Flying Honu” operations on the Tokyo Narita – Honolulu route, will resume the Tokyo Haneda – London Heathrow route

  • • From July 1, ANA will resume operations of its Airbus A380 “FLYING HONU” for regular flights between Japan and Hawaii on the Tokyo Narita – Honolulu route.
  • • In addition, ANA will increase the flight frequency for flights between Tokyo Haneda – Honolulu beginning May 28 to accommodate customer demand.
  • • Ahead of the summer vacation season, flights between Tokyo and Honolulu will operate on a daily basis from July 1.

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for nine consecutive years, will resume operations of its Airbus A380 “FLYING HONU” for flights between Japan and Hawaii beginning July 1 as international passenger demand continues its recovery. ANA will also increase the flight frequency on the Tokyo Haneda – Honolulu route from May, and from July 1 together with the Tokyo Narita – Honolulu route, the flight frequency between Tokyo and Hawaii will be further increased to deliver flights on a daily basis.

ANA’s FLYING HONU fleet is made up of three Airbus A380 aircraft, the first of which entered service in May 2019 and is painted in blue to represent the Hawaiian blue sky. The second FLYING HONU is emerald green which is inspired by the crystal clear water of the Hawaiian ocean. Finally, the third FLYING HONU features livery in orange inspired by the Hawaiian sunset.

ANA will continue to monitor local restrictions and quarantine guidelines as well as demand trends and travel viability as it decides on the frequency of flights and when to resume certain routes. Furthermore, ANA is committed to maintaining the standards and protocols established by the “ANA Care Promiseblank,” our initiative to provide a clean and hygienic environment at airports and aboard aircraft so that all customers can travel safely and comfortably. For more details on our flight operations, please visit the ANA Websiteblank.

Overview of the Hawaii Route for May-October 2022

  • • Beginning July 1, ANA will resume 2 roundtrips/week on the Tokyo Narita – Honolulu route with the Airbus A380 “FLYING HONU” aircraft.
  • • In response to growing demand for flights to Hawaii, the flight frequency for the Tokyo Haneda – Honolulu route will increase from 3 roundtrips/week to 4 roundtrips/week beginning May 28.
  • • Furthermore, the Tokyo Haneda – Honolulu route will be increased to 5 roundtrips/week starting July 1, and together with the Tokyo Narita – Honolulu route, which will resume 2 roundtrips/week, there will be 7 roundtrips/week (daily roundtrip flights) between Tokyo and Honolulu.

Additional Announcement for May 28-June 30

Overview of the Hawaii Route for July 1-October 29

  • * The above plans are subject to approval by the relevant authorities, and operations/aircrafts are subject to change depending on the conditions on the day of the flight.
  • * The schedule for international flights from July 1 to October 29 other than the Honolulu route will be announced separately once the operations are decided.

Flight Schedule of the Hawaii Route from July 1

  • * The above plans are subject to approval by the relevant authorities, and operations/aircrafts are subject to change depending on the conditions on the day of the flight.

Changes in quarantine measures, immigration conditions and other precautions are being implemented. For customers planning to travel, please check the latest information from embassies, consulates, and health institutions in your destination.

In other news, ANA will also resume the Tokyo Haneda – London Heathrow route on June 1, 2022. The restored route will operate three days a week with Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft.

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ANA today retires the Star Wars BB8 special livery on JA789A

Special livery retired on March 31, 2022

ANA – All Nippon Airways made this announcement:

On March 31, 20222, the BB8™ ANA JET will take off on its last flight.

“The Force will be with you, always…”

Top Copyright Photo: ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 777-381 ER JA789A (msn 40687) (Star Wars – BB-8) NRT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 957174.

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ANA reports improved financial conditions

ANA's 2nd Boeing 787-9 to be powered with GE engines (GEnx)

ANA Holdings Inc.  today reported its financial results for the nine months ended December 31, 2021.

Overview
In the first nine months of fiscal year 2021 (April 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021; hereinafter the “nine months ended December 31, 2021”), the Japanese economy has slowly recovered, demonstrating signs of recovery in corporate production activities. While the airline industry continues to face difficulties due to the spread of the Omicron variant and continued restrictions on entry and travel in many countries, there are signs of recovery in the increased demand for domestic flights in the United States and other countries.

 Under these economic conditions, the increase in demand for travel in Japan contributed to an operating revenue of 738.0 billion yen for the nine months ended December 31, 2021. This marks an improvement from the same time period for the previous year. The continued impact of COVID-19 resulted in an operating loss of 115.8 billion yen, an ordinary loss of 118.3 billion yen, and a net loss attributable to owners of the parent of 102.8 billion yen. However, ANA HD achieved a positive operating income in the third quarter (October-December), returning to black for the first time in eight quarters.

“Though the entire airline industry has faced continued challenges, I am proud of how ANA Group employees have persevered to help the company continue to meet passenger and cargo needs and maintain global connections at this vital time,” said Ichiro Fukuzawa, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ANA HOLDINGS INC. “We have adjusted our practices, but our commitment to offering unparalleled service and convenience remains unchanged. As the recovery continues, the ANA Group will continue seeking opportunities for growth and expansion with increased profitability.”

Air Transportation
Despite being significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, passenger demand increased from the previous year, and due to proactive efforts to capture the strong cargo demand which resulted in record high revenue, operating revenue exceeded the amount recorded during the same period of the previous year. While ANA HD still recorded an operating loss, reductions in fixed costs (such as personnel costs as well as depreciation, amortization and maintenance costs which were achieved through the execution of structural business reforms) have helped curtail losses and improve profits year-on-year.

  • 1. International Passenger Service (ANA)

    • ・International passenger services continued to see reduced demand for travel across all regions due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the spread of new variants and continued government travel restrictions. However, revenue and the number of passengers increased year-on-year due to a gradual recovery in business demand, primarily for expatriates traveling between Japan and overseas, as well as demand for connecting flights from Asia to North America and demand for flights home during the New Year holiday. Revenue and number of passengers remained at approximately 10% of pre-COVID levels.
    • ・ANA began transferring the operation of several North America routes from Tokyo Haneda to Tokyo Narita airport starting in July to optimize connections from Asia, an example of ANA closely monitoring demand to determine which routes to operate, as well as to offer temporary routes to destinations with seasonal demand and urgent travel needs.
  • 2. Domestic Passenger Service (ANA)

    • ・The number of passengers served and revenue both increased compared to the same period during the previous year. While a State of Emergency was repeatedly declared due to a surge in COVID-19 cases during the first half of the fiscal year, a recovery in demand was visible since the declaration was lifted at the end of September and the number of COVID-19 cases remained at a low level. As a result, the number of passengers and revenue in the third quarter (October-December) was the highest on a quarterly basis since the pandemic began and recovered to approximately 50% of pre-COVID levels.
    • ・Detailed adjustments to the route network capacity were made in response to fluctuations in demand. In addition, ANA offered additional flights on weekends and holidays from October in order to proactively capture the recovering demand.
  • 3. Cargo Service (ANA)

    • ・The continued strong performance in international cargo services can be attributed to robust demand and a shift to air transport as a result of congestion in marine transport. ANA fully utilized freighter aircraft, introducing the Boeing 777F freighter on the Tokyo Narita – Hong Kong and Tokyo Narita – Taipei route in October, as well as on the Tokyo – Qingdao route in November. ANA also actively responded to strong demand by deploying passenger aircraft to fly cargo-dedicated flights and by capturing demand for the transportation of goods such as automotive parts, semiconductors, electronic equipment and vaccines. In the third quarter (October-December), cargo volume greatly exceeded the amount transported during the same period in the previous year, leading to record high in quarterly revenue for the fifth consecutive quarter.
  • 4. LCC (Peach Aviation)

    • ・Passenger numbers and revenue increased compared to the same period during the previous year, when demand was more significantly impacted. Domestic passenger volume and revenue for the third quarter (October-December) exceeded pre-COVID levels behind strong demand after the State of Emergency was lifted at the end of September, and another contributing factor was Peach Aviation’s expanded scale of operations.
    • ・Peach introduced new routes, Osaka Kansai – Memanbetsu in July, and Fukuoka – Ishigaki in October. Peach will continue to closely monitor signs of recovery in demand to further expand the network. All international routes are currently suspended due to continued immigration restrictions in a number of countries.
  • 5. Others

    • ・Other revenue from the Air Transportation business was 96.6 billion yen (down 9.8% year-on-year from 107.1 billion yen). This includes revenue from the mileage program, in-flight sales revenue, revenue from maintenance contracts and other sources.

Airline Related, Travel Services, Trade and Retail, and Others

  • 1. Airline Related

    • ・Operating revenue: 149.8 billion yen, down 10.1% year-on-year
    • ・Operating income: 2.6 billion yen, up 30.1% year-on-year
    • ・Although operating revenue decreased year-on-year as a result of lower handling volumes for systems development due to reduced investment within the ANA Group owing to COVID-19, profit improved as a result of reduction in personnel and outsourcing costs, mainly for ground handling services such as passenger check-in and baggage handling.
    • ・In November, the product line-up was expanded to include the popular online in-flight meal sales with the introduction of ANA international business class in-flight meals.
  • 2. Travel Services

    • ・Operating revenue: 34.5 billion yen, down 4.4% year-on-year
    • ・Operating loss: 0.2 billion yen (operating loss of 4.7 billion yen during the same period a year ago)
    • ・For travel services, all overseas tours operated by the ANA Group remain suspended due to the effects of COVID-19 and domestic travel volume decreased compared to the previous year when the “Go To Travel” promotion was in effect. ANA X Inc.’s contract revenue increased as a result of the transferred digital marketing business and other functions within the ANA Group and contributed to the increase in operating revenue and reduced operating losses.
    • ・Working to create a “world where people can live on miles,” the ANA Group launched a mobile application service called “ANA Pocket” in December, which allows users to earn points not only for air travel, but also for walking and travel on train as well as other vehicles within Japan that can be converted into ANA miles and other perks.
  • 3. Trade and Retail

    • ・Operating revenue: 61.4 billion yen, up 0.7% year-on-year
    • ・Operating income: 0.6 billion yen (operating loss of 3.0 billion yen during the same period a year ago)
    • ・As aviation demand gradually recovered, sales increased at ANA FESTA shops in airports and the handling volume of semiconductors for electronics businesses increased. Due to the change in accounting standards, the increase in operating revenue was minimal compared to the same period during the previous year.
  • 4. Others

    • ・Operating revenue: 27.6 billion yen, up 0.8% year-on-year
    • ・Operating income: 1.1 billion yen, up 125.1% year-on-year
    • ・While demand for buildings and facilities maintenance decreased due to the impact of COVID-19, increased transactions for the real estate business lead to improved revenue.

Outlook for FY2021 (April 2021 – March 2022)
ANA HD maintains its consolidated financial forecast for FY2021, initially presented on October 29, 2021.

  • *ANA HD has started to apply the “Accounting Standard for Revenue Recognition” (ASBJ Statement No. 29, March 31, 2020),” and other accounting standards beginning this fiscal year. Values for the nine months ended December 31, 2021 reflect these new accounting standards. For details, please refer to “ANA HOLDINGS INC. Consolidated Financial Results for the Nine Months Ended December 31, 2021” on the ANA Group Investor Relations website

Top Copyright Photo: ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner JA937A (msn 66524) (Inspiration of Japan) ITM (Akira Uekawa). Image: 956496.

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ANA to launch aircraft featuring characters from Anime “Demon Slayer”

  • The campaign starting from Dec. 1 will include aircraft sporting livery inspired by the TV animation series. The special jet will be in service from late January, 2022, as we plan to introduce 2 aircraft within this fiscal year.
  • • Domestic flights will feature limited edition Demon Slayer cups and toys, while episodes of the show will be offered as in-flight entertainment on both domestic/international flights.
  • • A lottery to win special collaboration goods will be introduced for customers traveling on domestic flights and scenic flights will be introduced as well.

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for nine consecutive years will feature the art and characters of the anime TV series “Demon Slayer” through a special limited promotion. In addition to a specially painted aircraft depicting characters from the show, domestic flights will offer Demon Slayer-themed paper cups and special paper toys for children. As part of the collaboration, planned for one year beginning from Dec. 1, 2021, episodes of the show will also be available as in-flight entertainment on domestic and international flights.
“We are excited to partner with Demon Slayer to generate excitement and share Japanese culture with a wider audience,” said Junko Yazawa, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Management & Planning of ANA. “At ANA, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the travel experience, whether that be through the expansion of our award-winning service, the extension of our hygiene protocols or new entertainment experiences. We are confident that when our Demon Slayer-themed aircraft enter service in January 2022, they will offer a unique flight experience.”

  • 1. Specially painted aircraft: “Demon Slayer” Jet (To be introduced from end of Jan. 2022 on domestic flights)
    The special livery will be on the B767-300ER (aircraft number: JA616A) aircraft, and to commemorate this special collaboration, the design will feature the characters of the anime. In-flight services include a limited edition headrest cover and aprons for the cabin attendants, and unique in-flight announcements by the characters. While the design and aircraft type is yet to be decided, a second jet will enter service within this fiscal year. A scenic flight is also planned for the future as well.

    • *The aircraft to feature this special design is subject to change.
  • 2. Specially designed in-flight paper cups and toys (available from Dec. 1, 2021)
    On domestic flights (economy class only), specially designed cups and paper toys (18 varieties) for children will be rolled out.
  • 3. Special in-flight entertainment (available from Dec. 1, 2021 on domestic and international flights)
    Video program: 26 episodes of the “Demon Slayer” TV anime available.
    Audio program: 5 songs from the TV anime series original soundtrack and the “Demon Slayer” orchestra concert will be available.

    • *The content will vary depending on the time of the flight.
  • 4. ANA and “Demon Slayer” special goods (campaign to open on Nov. 15, 2021)
    For customers traveling on ANA domestic flights

    A lottery for original collaboration goods will be held for those traveling on ANA domestic flights during the target period.
    The first round will be for a set of 5 badges for 1,000 customers.
    Lottery registration period: November 15, 2021 – January 31, 2022
    Boarding period: December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

About “Demon Slayer”: A TV anime series based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge, published by Shueisha Jump Comics, which has sold over 150 million copies in its first 23 volumes. The story, featuring a boy named Tanjiro Kamado, whose family has been killed by demons and becomes a demon slayer in order to bring his sister, who has been turned into a demon, back to human form, has gained popularity for its story, and has become a hit series not only in Japan but all over the world. From October 16, 2020, “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train” which is the continuation of the TV animation was released as a theatrical animation, and from December 5, 2021, the new TV animation series will be broadcast.

ANA posts a loss for last six month

ANA Holdings issued this financial report for the last six months:

  • Recovery in travel demand was slow due to continued entry restrictions in many countries as well as the State of Emergency and corresponding measures in effect in Tokyo for more than 90% of the period. Conversely, ANA achieved record cargo revenue due to strong international demand.
  • • As an outcome of fixed cost reduction efforts, operating expenses have been reduced despite an increase in operations, leading to significant improvement in operating income.
  • • While an upturn in domestic passenger demand is visible and strong cargo demand continues, and together with company-wide cost reduction efforts will combined contribute to improved operating income, ANA Holdings Inc. has revised its full-year financial forecast. The revised forecast reflects the findings that projected second-half revenue will not be sufficient to cover lack of revenue during the first half of the fiscal year.
  • • Fixed costs have decreased by 30% compared to pre-COVID levels, leading to a significantly lower break-even point. ANA Holdings Inc. expects to return to profitability in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021 by leveraging the new cost structure to create profitability by harnessing recovering travel demand.

ANA Holdings reported its financial results for the six months ended Sept. 30, 2021.

Overview

In the first six months of fiscal year 2021 (April 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021; hereinafter the “six months ended September 30, 2021”), the Japanese economy is slowly recovering despite effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline industry has seen signs of recovery in demand for domestic flights in the United States and other countries. However, challenges still exist due to restrictions on entry and travel in many countries.

Under these economic conditions, operating revenue for the first half of FY 2021 increased from the same time period for the previous year, reaching 431.1 billion yen. The continued impact of COVID-19 resulted in an operating loss of 116.0 billion yen, an ordinary loss of 115.5 billion yen, and a net loss attributable to owners of the parent of 98.8 billion yen, while overall losses are decreasing year-on-year.

“In the face of prolonged adversity and continuously changing market demands, ANA HD has leveraged its assets and expertise to adjust fundamental aspects of our business model to reflect the shifts in demand that have been caused by the pandemic,” said Ichiro Fukuzawa, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ANA HOLDINGS INC. “I am proud of how the entire ANA team has responded to the pandemic, and their hard work and dedication has helped place the ANA Group on an upward trajectory that will return our entire business to profitability in the near future. We will continue seeking opportunities to drive growth that will persist after the pandemic and accompanying travel regulations subside.”

Air Transportation

Despite still being significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, passenger demand increased from the previous year, and by proactively working to capture the strong cargo demand which achieved record high revenue on a half-year basis, operating revenue exceeded the amount recorded during the same period of the previous year. While ANA HD still recorded an operating loss, reductions in fixed costs such as personnel costs as well as depreciation, amortization and maintenance costs which were achieved through the early retirement of aircraft in the previous year have helped improve profits and curtailed losses compared to the same period the previous year.

The Group provided transportation as an official airline partner of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, ANA was selected as the best airline in four categories – including cabin cleanliness – in the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards 2021.

  • 1. International Passenger Service (ANA)

    • ・For international passenger services, travel demand continued to be reduced across all regions due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the spread of new variants and continued government travel restrictions. However, revenue and the number of passengers increased year-on-year due to a gradual recovery in business demand, primarily for expatriates traveling between Japan and overseas, as well as connecting demand for flights from Asia to North America and demand for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    • ・ANA reinstated North America flights to/from Tokyo Narita in July to accommodate recovering demand for flights from Asia to North America. The resumption of flights was part of a proactive effort to determine which routes meet emerging demand, as well as to offer temporary routes to destinations with seasonal demand and urgent travel needs.
  • 2. Domestic Passenger Service (ANA)

    • ・While State of Emergency and quasi-emergency measures were in effect in Tokyo for more than 90% of the period due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, the number of passengers served and revenue both increased compared to the same period in the previous year, when the impact of COVID-19 was felt more acutely.
    • ・Detailed adjustments to the route network capacity were made in response to fluctuations in demand. In addition, ANA started code-sharing on select flights operated by Peach Aviation Ltd. to further improve convenience for customers.
  • 3. Cargo Service (ANA)

    • ・For international cargo services, ANA actively responded to strong demand by deploying passenger aircraft to fly cargo-dedicated flights and fully utilizing the freighter aircraft, while introducing the Boeing 767F freighter on the Tokyo Narita – Beijing route in July. By capturing demand for the transportation of goods such as automotive parts and semiconductors from Asia as well as electronic equipment and vaccines from North America and Europe, cargo volume greatly exceeded the amount transported during the same period in the previous year and quarterly revenue hit a record high.
  • 4. LCC (Peach Aviation)

    • ・While demand continues to be impacted by COVID-19, both passenger numbers and revenue increased compared to the same period in the previous year, when demand was more significantly impacted.
    • ・Peach introduced a new route, Osaka Kansai – Memanbetsu in July. We will continue to closely monitor signs of recovery in demand to further expand the network. All international routes are currently suspended due to continued immigration restrictions in a number of countries.
  • 5. Others

    • ・Other revenue from the Air Transportation business was 60.7 billion yen (down 10.8% year-on-year). This includes revenue from the mileage program, in-flight sales revenue, revenue from maintenance contracts and other sources.
    • ・As a new initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic, ANA began offering tours in July at the ANA Blue Base Group training facility, providing guests with a chance to experience the work of a pilot, an engineer or a flight attendant.

Airline Related, Travel Services, Trade and Retail, and Others

  • 1. Airline Related

    • ・Operating revenue: 97.6 billion yen, down 18.5% year-on-year
    • ・Operating income: 1.6 billion yen, down 80.6% year-on-year
    • ・In addition to a decrease in contracts for ground handling services such as passenger check-in and baggage handling due to the suspension and reduction of flights by various airlines, decreased handling volumes for systems development and other factors due to reduced investment owing to COVID-19, there was a decrease in operating revenue year-on-year.
  • 2. Travel Services

    • ・Operating revenue: 19.6 billion yen, up 42.0% year-on-year
    • ・Operating loss: 0.1 billion yen (operating loss 4.0 billion yen same period a year ago)
    • ・For travel services, all overseas tours operated by the ANA Group remain suspended due to the effects of COVID-19, and domestic travel volume decreased compared to the previous year when the “Go To Travel” promotion was in effect. ANA X Inc.’s contracting revenue increased as a result of the transferred digital marketing business and other functions within the ANA Group, and contributed to the increase in operating revenue and a reduced operating loss.
  • 3. Trade and Retail

    • ・Operating revenue: 38.3 billion yen, up 0.2% year-on-year
    • ・Operating income: 0 billion yen (operating loss 2.8 billion yen same period a year ago)
    • ・As aviation demand gradually recovered, sales increased at ANA FESTA shops in airports and the handling volume of semiconductors for electronics businesses increased. However, due to the change in accounting standards, the increase in operating revenue was minimal compared to the same period during the previous year.
  • 4. Others

    • ・Operating revenue: 17.4 billion yen, down 5.6% year-on-year
    • ・Operating income: 0.6 billion yen, down 22.5% year-on-year
    • ・Operating revenue decreased year-on-year due to a decrease in demand for buildings and facilities maintenance caused by the impact of COVID-19.

Outlook for FY2021 (April 2021 – March 2022)

  • ・While international cargo demand was strong, reduced passenger demand continued globally during the first half of the fiscal year due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and the spread of new variants. While domestic passenger demand has now started to show signs of recovery in correlation with the decline in reported COVID-19 cases, full-fledged recovery of demand is delayed compared to initial expectations.
  • ・In addition to curbing variable costs related to flight operations, ANA HD will initiate further cuts in fixed costs – such as maintenance and outsourcing costs – to reduce operating expenses. However, due to the significant impact of the decrease in operating revenue, operating income, ordinary income and net income attributable to owners of parent are expected to decrease as well.

As a result, we have revised the consolidated financial forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, as shown in the table below.

  • *ANA HD has started to apply the “Accounting Standard for Revenue Recognition” (ASBJ Statement No. 29, March 31, 2020),” and other accounting standards beginning this fiscal year. Values for the six months ended September 30, 2021 reflect these new accounting standards.

ANA announces revised flight schedule for the second half of FY2021

ANA – All Nippon Airways made this announcement:

  •  ANA will be increasing frequency on select domestic routes to and from Tokyo Haneda and will be strengthening its cooperation with Peach to optimize the ANA Group’s network, maximizing profit by responding to the expected recovery in demand as vaccination rollout expands.
  • • For international routes, ANA will continue to closely monitor border measures in each country as well as increased use of vaccine passports, and will respond to shifts in demand.
  • • Given strong demand for cargo operations, ANA will focus on increasing revenue by expanding the number of destinations to operate freighters and by utilizing passenger aircrafts for cargo operations.

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for eight consecutive years, has announced its revised flight schedule for fiscal year 2021 (FY2021).

In the current fiscal year, ANA has responded to the decline in demand for both domestic and international routes caused by COVID-19 by reducing the number of flights and adjusting operations to optimize business. However, to meet the strong demand for cargo transportation, ANA has responded by demonstrating flexibly in its business plans, actively operating freighters, and passenger aircrafts for cargo operations.

As demand in overseas markets continues to recover alongside vaccine availability and increasing vaccination rates, ANA expects for demand within the Japanese market to follow. ANA will continue to closely monitor demand and is committed to increasing flexibility so that it can respond appropriately to future trends.

The key points for the second half of FY2021 are as follows:

Domestic Routes

  • • ANA will increase flight frequency on the Haneda-Sapporo and Haneda-Fukuoka routes and operate select routes as seasonal and/or limited flight operations. As demand recovers, ANA will operate flights with larger aircraft while also utilizing international aircraft to operate additional flights in response to rising demand. However, in areas where demand is in decline, ANA will reduce the number of flights and downsize the aircraft used while it adapts to trends in demand.
  • • With regard to the Hokkaido and Okinawa routes primarily departing from Chubu airport and Fukuoka airport, ANA Group will optimize the capabilities of its group network by scheduling additional flights to be operated by Peach Aviation, an airline known for its appeal among leisure travelers.
  • • Because the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect our business, ANA will continue to monitor demand trends and provide updated flight schedules on a monthly basis.

Routes to be increased for specific date ranges

Routes to be temporarily suspended or reduced for specific date ranges

  • 1: The number of flights for the current service are according to the fiscal year 2021 flight schedule. The actual number of flights may differ based on flight reductions due to COVID-19.
  • 2: In addition to the ANA flights listed above, Peach Aviation flights are also scheduled to begin or increased on this route.
  • 3: For January 25, 29 and 31 the frequency will be 3 round trips/day, and 2 round trips/day on other dates.
  • 4: For November 2, 7-8, 10-15, 17, 25, 28-29; December 1-3, 7-17, 19, 21-22, 24-31; January 1-4, 11, 13, 16-19, 21-22, 25-29; February 1-3, 6-8, 10-11, 16-21, 24; March 4-5, 7-8, 11, 14 the frequency will be 3 round trips/day, and for other dates the frequency will be 2 round trips/day.
  • 5: For November 3-5, 8-10, 12-13, 16, 19, the frequency will be 1 roundtrip/day, and 0.5 round trip/day for December 7, 9.
  • 6: For December 1, the frequency will be 1.5 roundtrip/day, and 1 round trip/day on other dates.
  • 7: For November 5, 9, 13-14, 19-20, 24-25, 30; December 1-6, 8-9, 12-13, 17, the frequency will be 1 round trip/day. For October 31, November 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15-16, 18, 21, 23, 26-29, December 7, 10-11, 14, 16, 18, January 31, February 1, 4-5, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22, 25-26 the frequency will be 0.5 round trip/day.

International Routes

  • • In order to provide customers with more information and to allow for earlier travel preparations, the suspension or reduction of select routes have been determined as follows.
  • • By making changes such as the transfer of the Tokyo Haneda-Washington D.C. and Tokyo Haneda-Houston routes to Tokyo Narita airport, ANA aims to accommodate demand for connections between Asia-North America while simultaneously maximizing the revenue per flight from both passenger and cargo operations. ANA will continue to flexibly respond to demand by reassessing our flight schedule on a monthly basis.

Period for change: October 31, 2021 to March 26, 2022

Freighter Routes

  • • Boeing 767 freighters will continue to operate the Beijing route, which has been in operation since July 2021. In addition, Boeing 777 freighters will be introduced on the Hong Kong, Taipei and Qingdao routes as non-scheduled flights. By expanding the number of destinations served with large freighters, ANA aims to capture demand for large-scale cargo deliveries. ANA will also add both non-scheduled and charter freighter flights in addition to utilizing passenger aircrafts for cargo operations. ANA remains committed to flexibly adapting its operations to meet market trends.

Period for change: October 31, 2021 to March 26, 2022

  • 1: The number of flights for the current service are according to the fiscal year 2021 flight schedule, therefore the actual number of flights may differ.
  • *In addition to the above flights, non-scheduled and/or charter flights are expected to be added (including Boeing777F freighters to Hong Kong, Taipei, Qingdao) according to monthly plans.

Photo: ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N2005B (JA935A) (msn 66522) (Inspiration of Japan) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 954624.

Will become JA935A on delivery

Copyright Photo: Will become JA935A on delivery: ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N2005B (JA935A) (msn 66522) (Inspiration of Japan) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 954624.

Historic Photo: ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 767-381 JA8288 (msn 24415) (Pocket Monsters) HND (Roy Lock). Image: 954590.

1999 767 "Pocket Monsters" special livery

Copyright Photo: ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 767-381 JA8288 (msn 24415) (Pocket Monsters) HND (Roy Lock). Image: 954590.

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ANA Holdings reports a loss for the fiscal first quarter

ANA Holdings and the ANA Group issued this report for the fiscal quarter ending on June 30, 2021:

  • While the net loss for the first quarter of FY2021 was 51.1 billion yen, it represented the least amount of loss since the fourth quarter of FY2019
  • • The results were led by the highest-ever quarterly international cargo revenue and continued cost cutting measures
  • • ANA Holdings Inc. remains committed to returning to a profit for FY2021, backed by recovering travel demand, strong cargo business, continued cost cutting measures and the growth of non-aviation businesses

ANA Holdings reported its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2021.

Overview
In the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 (April 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021, hereinafter the “three months ended June 30, 2021”), although the Japanese economy is still severely affected by COVID-19, corporate activities and capital investment continued to rebound. However, lower personal consumption figures indicate lingering weaknesses as well.

There have been signs of recovery in the airline industry, especially increased demand within the United States and European countries where an increase in vaccination rates has progressed. However, hurdles still remain on many international routes due to restrictions on entry and travel in a number of countries.

Despite these challenges, ANA HD renewed its commitment to its longterm environmental goals in April, setting targets such as reducing CO2 emissions generated by airline operations to net zero by 2050. In June, ANA HD also issued Sustainability-Linked Bonds, for which terms and conditions vary according to specific ESG goals being achieved.

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, operating revenues increased from the previous year to 198.9 billion yen. The operating loss was 64.6 billion yen, the ordinary loss was 63.7 billion yen, and net loss attributable to owners of the parent was 51.1 billion yen. While COVID-19 continues to impact performance, the results represented the least amount of net loss since the fourth quarter of FY2019.

“Our performance this quarter has validated the strategic approach adopted by the entire ANA Group in the face of numerous and complex challenges that have affected the entire airline industry,” said Ichiro Fukuzawa, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ANA HOLDINGS INC. “Though COVID-19 and accompanying immigration restrictions have dampened demand for international travel, this turnaround was made possible by the impressive growth of our cargo business, rebounding travel demand, and targeted cost-cutting measures that have led to the greatest improvement in quarterly financial results since COVID-19 started impacting our business in the fourth quarter of FY2019.”

ANA HD has started to apply the “Accounting Standard for Revenue Recognition” (ASBJ Statement No. 29, March 31, 2020),” and other accounting standards beginning this fiscal year. Values for the three months ended June 30, 2021 reflect these accounting standards. For details, please refer to “ANA HOLDINGS INC. Consolidated Financial Results For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2021” on the ANA Group Investor Relations website (https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/investors/blank).

Air Transportation

  • 1. International Passenger Service (ANA)

    • ・For international passenger services, travel demand in all regions remained suppressed due to the impact of COVID-19. However, revenue and the number of passengers increased year-on-year due to a gradual recovery in business demand, primarily for expatriates traveling between Japan and overseas, and connecting demand from Asia to North America as the United States scaled up its vaccination efforts.
    • ・While large-scale route network suspensions are still occurring, we are closely monitoring demand to determine which routes to continue operating and are looking for opportunities to offer temporary routes to destinations with specific demand including cargo volumes.
    • ・ANA conducted trials of both Common Pass and IATA Travel Pass with the aim of introducing universal digital certificates containing electronic medical records such as COVID-19 test results and vaccination history. We will continue to work with all relevant parties to achieve a streamlined immigration control process.

As a result, revenue from international passenger service increased to 12.9 billion yen (up 36.5 percent year-on-year).

  • 2. Domestic Passenger Service (ANA)

    • ・While a State of Emergency has repeatedly been declared in Japan due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, the number of passengers and revenue has more than doubled compared to the same period in the previous year, when the impact of COVID-19 was the most severe.
    • ・Detailed adjustments to the route network capacity were made in response to fluctuations in demand, and ANA will continue to closely align its services with the expected recovery in demand as vaccinations progress.
    • ・ANA remains committed to ensuring a clean and hygienic environment through the “ANA Care Promise” program. Together with JAMCO Corporation, ANA jointly developed the world’s first hands-free aircraft lavatory doors, which are being rolled out gradually beginning in May. Going forward, we will continue to strive to provide safe and comfortable services at every stage of the travel experience.

Revenue from domestic passenger service increased to 50.2 billion yen (up 123.5 percent year-on-year).

  • 3. Cargo Service (ANA)

    • ・For international cargo services, ANA Cargo actively responded to strong demand by operating additional one-time cargo flights and utilizing passenger aircraft to fly cargo dedicated flights. In addition, ANA Cargo introduced freighter aircraft for use on certain routes, for example operating the Boeing 777F aircraft on the Tokyo Narita – Los Angeles route. By capturing demand for the transportation of goods such as automotive parts, semiconductors, and seasonal products including North American cherries, cargo volume greatly exceeded the amount transported during the same period in the previous year and quarterly revenue hit a record high.

Revenue from international cargo service increased to 66.0 billion yen (up 159.5 percent year-on-year).

  • 4. LCC (Peach Aviation)

    • ・While demand continues to be impacted by COVID-19, both passenger numbers and revenue increased compared to the same period in the previous year, when demand was most severely impacted.
    • ・After increasing the scale of domestic flight operations to above pre-COVID-19 levels in April, we controlled flights from May onward in light of the slowdown in demand that accompanied a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. We will continue to flexibly adjust the scale of operations and will closely monitor any shifts in demand that occur as vaccination progresses. All international routes are currently suspended due to continued immigration restrictions in a number of countries.

As a result, revenue from the LCC segment increased to 3.9 billion yen (up 128.5 percent year-on-year).

  • 5. Others

    • ・Other revenue from the Air Transportation business was 29.3 billion yen (down 7.2 percent year-on-year). This includes revenue from the mileage program, in-flight sales revenue, revenue from maintenance contracts and other sources.
  • Airline Related, Travel Services, Trade and Retail, and Others

    • ・For airline related business, operating revenue was 53.3 billion yen (down 10.9 percent year-on-year). As a result of cost cutting efforts of fixed costs such as personnel and outsourcing costs, operating income improved to 5.1 billion yen (up 522.6 percent year-on-year).
    • ・For travel services, while all overseas tours operated by ANA Group remain suspended due to the effects of COVID-19, domestic travel services increased its handling volume, particularly with dynamic travel package products offered online. As a result, operating revenue increased 190.5 percent year-on-year to 9.1 billion yen and the operating loss was 0.1 billion yen, compared to an operating loss of 2.7 billion yen the previous year. New initiatives initially conceived through proposals submitted by employees were rolled out, including in-flight wedding ceremonies, THE WEDDING with ANA, and in-flight restaurants, Restaurant with Wings, utilizing parked aircraft. Charter flights and in-flight restaurant experiences on the A380 “FLYING HONU” aircraft usually dedicated for the Honolulu route were offered as well. In April, we transferred ANA Sales Co., Ltd.’s travel business to ANA X Inc., which is in charge of platform businesses that utilize customer data assets. The aim of this transfer is to enhance sales in the digital field. ANA Sales Co., Ltd. changed its name to ANA Akindo Co., Ltd, with its main focus on revitalizing regions in Japan.
    • ・For the trade and retail division, ANA FESTA shops in airports saw an improvement in revenue due to recovering domestic passenger demand, and the handling volume of semiconductors for the electronics business increased. However, accompanying the change in accounting standards, operating revenues decreased 2.8 percent year-on-year to 19.1 billion yen, and the operating loss was 0.1 billion yen, compared to an operating loss of 1.3 billion yen in the previous year.
    • ・For other businesses, operating revenues decreased 7.1 percent year-on-year to 8.5 billion yen due to a decrease in demand for buildings and facilities maintenance due to the impact of COVID-19. Operating income was 0.3 billion yen, down 46.6 percent from the previous year.
  • Outlook for FY2021 (April 2021 – March 2022)
    ANA HD maintains its consolidated financial forecast for FY2021, presented on April 30, 2021.