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バンクーバーへようこそ! Vancouver e youkoso! YVR Welcomes All Nippon Airways' First Flight to Canada

バンクーバーへようこそ! Vancouver e youkoso! That translates in English to Welcome to Vancouver!

YVR is excited to announce that All Nippon Airways (ANA) is introducing a new daily non-stop, year-round service between Vancouver and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) beginning March 30, 2014. The new service marks ANA’s first flight to Canada.

Whenever YVR welcomes a new carrier, we like to get to know them a little bit.

ANA is Japan’s largest airline and ranked eighth in the world in terms of passenger volume. It currently operates flights to 50 destinations in Japan and 31 other international locations. ANA is also renowned for its fun and colourful liveries that adorn a number of its aircraft. You can find ANA planes that feature the likes of Woody Woodpecker, Pokemon and even a panda.

For its Vancouver run, ANA will operate a Boeing 767-300 with seating capacity for 214 people.

HND was originally the main international airport for Tokyo until Narita International Airport (NRT) opened in 1978. Haneda handled almost 66 million passengers in 2012 and is currently the second busiest airport in Asia and the fourth busiest in the world! By way of comparison, YVR handled a little more than 17 million passengers last year. HND is also one of the most punctual airports in the world, according to Forbes Travel, which has twice named HND the airport with the most on-time arrivals.

The new service to HND will complement YVR’s existing flights to Narita International Airport (NRT). The daily flight will arrive at YVR at 2:55 PM and depart at 4:55 PM.

Stay tuned to yvr.ca for more info on the inaugural ANA flight in March.

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2 Comments

  • maru wrote on Dec 11 2013 AT 6:42 AM

    お・も・て・な・し
    楽しみにしています!

  • Hot Rod wrote on Dec 18 2013 AT 4:57 PM

    Awesome, YVR needs more long haul International flights particularly with more foreign flag carriers and this will seal the deal for the Tokyo market. Now we need a flight or two to Osaka and maybe a Nagoya non-stop and YVR will corner the Japan market. On to the next country.
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