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Tuesday, 30th October 2012
In Japan Travel News,

New non-stop flight to India confirmed

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has launched a non-stop daily flight between Delhi and Tokyo, reporting big demand for flights between Japan and India.

The flight route is now fully operational and will run to India along with ANA's flights to Mumbai. According to the airline there has been huge demand for flights between India and Japan, reporting that the first daily flight (NH917) left Tokyo on October 28 with all seats occupied.

Passengers will also benefit from the connectivity with North America, with New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles currently accessible from Tokyo. The airline is also looking to expand to San Jose next year.

Senior vice-president of All Nippon Airways Takashi Shiki said:"2012 marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and India. It is also the 60th anniversary of ANA. In such a commemorative year, we are very pleased to have launched our second route in India in the capital of Delhi.

"We believe that increasing flights to and from India is a significant step forward in achieving ANA's goal of becoming 'Asia's number one airline group."
ANA plans to increase its international network to 22 per cent by 2013 over 2011.

Posted by Graham McPherson