In a new update to its flight schedules for May and the start of June, Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced temporary capacity cuts to select cities in Southeast Asia and plans for the resumption of a major trans-Pacific route.
The new round of flight frequency changes will affect Southeast Asian destinations of Bangkok, Manila, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh departing from both its Tokyo hubs - Narita and Haneda.
Manila: During the month of May and early June, ANA will operate NH869 (Haneda-Manila) and NH870 (Manila-Haneda) on a thrice-weekly schedule (Monday/Wednesday/Friday).
However, the airline will not operate the Haneda-Manila segment on May 25, 27, 29, and June 1 and 8. While the inbound flights will not serve passengers, the return segment flights will be operated (Manila-Haneda). NH869 will be resumed on June 3.
The Narita-Manila flights (NH819/NH820) will remain suspended.
Bangkok: With the other flights from Haneda and Narita to Bangkok suspended, ANA will operate a one-way daily return flight from Bangkok to Haneda (NH870).
Hanoi: While ANA suspended its Narita-Hanoi flight (NH897), the airline will operate the return segment (NH898) twice weekly (Wednesday/Saturday).
Ho Chi Minh City: Similar to the Hanoi services, the outbound flights from Narita (NH833) have been suspended. The return segment (NH834) will operate thrice-weekly (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday).
In addition to the Southeast Asian destinations, ANA has plans to resume flights between Tokyo-Narita and San Francisco (NH7/NH8) on June 1 on a thrice-weekly schedule. The Narita-San Francisco flights will operate very Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday except for the outbound flight on June 1 (Monday).
In its latest release, ANA stated the following totals for flights affected for the respective time periods compared to their planned schedules:
May – 4,989 flights (Planned: 5390)
June 1-15 – 2360 flights (Planned: 2597)
June 15-30 – 2335 flights (Planned: 2580)
Along with the planned resumption of flights to San Francisco, the airline plans to resume additional flights by July 1 to Sydney, San Francisco, Los Angeles, along with the resumption of services to Qingdao, China and San Jose, California.