In anticipation of its shift of select international flights to Terminal 2 at Tokyo-Haneda Airport, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has released new details about the services travelers can expect starting March 29.
Among the new services travelers will get to avail include three new lounges, self-service baggage drops, and enhanced security processing.
ANA will be opening 13 self-service bag drop machines at the third-floor departure lobby for international departures with language support in Japanese, English, Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified), Korean, French and German. Along with the self-service counters, ANA First Class passengers and Diamond member will have access to a private counter.
The airline will also have three lounges – named "ANA SUITE LOUNGE", "ANA LOUNGE" and "ANA ARRIVAL LOUNGE" – will be among the largest in Japan with a total of around 1300 seats.
The 360 seat ANA Suite Lounge will feature a two floor layout with a “LIVE Kitchen” where travelers can have freshly prepared meals by a chef. The upper floor will have a nap/rest area along with a bar.
The ANA Lounge will have 900 seats and will also have the “Live Kitchen”, bar, and rest area similar to the Suite Lounge. However, the ANA Lounge will also have a room for chidren and semi-private booths for more privacy.
The third lounge – the Arrival Lounge – will have an open layout with light meal/beverage service along with showers.
"ANA is always looking for opportunities to improve the passenger experience, and the coming changes at Haneda will make using the airport more convenient and comfortable for all ANA passengers," said Masaki Yokai, Senior Vice President of ANA. "The three revamped lounges underscore ANA's commitment to superior comfort and culinary excellence and the new technological features at Haneda will also be a significant step forward. We are doing all we can to not just keep pace with industry changes but to stay ahead of the curve."
Serving as ANA's primary domestic hub at Haneda, the airport will see more international flights as more flight slots are being opened up. ANA will be shifting the following routes departing from Haneda to Terminal 2 starting March 29:
North America: New York-JFK, Washington DC-Dulles, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Vancouver
Europe: London, Frankfurt, Munich, Moscow, Vienna, Stockholm, Istanbul
Asia/Pacific: Taipei, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney, Beijing, Qingdao
With the opening of the lounges at Terminal 2, ANA will close the ANA SUITE LOUNGE and ANA LOUNGE at Terminal 3.