ANA Group reaffirms its deepest condolences to all those affected by the earthquake which occurred on March 11 and announces further measures to support the relief and reconstruction effort in the affected regions.
In addition to the relief service it currently operates to Fukushima Airport, from March 29 ANA will provide further relief flights to Yamagata airport, a northern city in Tohoku around 50 km away from Sendai city.
ANA will also continue to provide relief goods such as blankets, lounge wears, crockery, amenities, and food and beverage supplies that are served on board ANA flights, in cooperation with Japan Platform (JPF), an international emergency humanitarian aid organization, and its partner NGO organizations. Since March 14, ANA has been complying with the Japanese government and local authorities in providing transport of relief supplies and seats for relief workers at no charge. It has also introduced a Donation Mile for all ANA Mileage Club members, available until April 15.
Despite the disruption caused to air travel in Japan following the disaster, ANA’s international and domestic operations have been operating their normal schedule since March 13. This excludes flights to Sendai as Sendai Airport has been closed to commercial operations since the earthquake.
In order to adjust capacity to meet demand, ANA may downsize its aircraft on some international and domestic routes from March 27, but there are no plans to suspend any routes.