ANA, Asia’s largest airline in terms of passengers carried*, is to link up with Eurostar,the fast train service linking London with the continental European capitals of Paris and Brussels.
From October 1st this year, a Eurostar journey can be included in the itinerary of ANA passengers flying from Tokyo to Europe, for the same total price as the round-trip air fare. This will be available on journeys between London and Paris, London and Brussels, and London and Disneyland Paris. Eurostar reservations can be made directly with ANA at the time of booking, and tickets issued by ANA, resulting in greater convenience and a more seamless service for passengers.
ANA flies daily from Tokyo directly to the European gateways of London, Paris and Frankfurt. ANA Group airlines carried over 50 million passengers in fiscal 2002, and ANA the parent airline was ranked 7th in the world in terms of passenger numbers*.
Travelling at speeds of up to 300km/h, Eurostar links London Waterloo and Paris Gare du Nord/Disneyland Paris in approximately three hours, with 14 return journeys per day to Gare du Nord and a daily service to Disneyland. Brussels Midi is reached in approximately two hours and forty minutes from London, with a frequency of eight return journeys per day. Fastest journey times will be reduced by twenty minutes from 28 September 2003, when the first section of the new high speed line opens in the UK.
*2002 World Air Transport Statistics published by IATA