Japan's ANA To Suspend 16 International Routes In The Summer
Japanese airline ANA Holdings Inc has said that it will suspend 16 international routes and reduce services on three other routes during the summer as the COVID-19 pandemic restricts travel around the world.
Announcing its interim flight schedule for the financial year starting in April, ANA said that domestic routes will be the main source of income for fiscal 2021 as it reorganises routes to match travel demand.
Japan has effectively shut its borders to foreign non-residents as it aims to contain the spread of coronavirus infections, leading to an 87% plunge in foreign visitors in 2020 to a 22-year low.
ANA's newly-released flight schedule covers the period from March 28 to October 30, which overlaps with the Tokyo Olympic Games, which are due to start on July 23.
Continuing To Monitor Demand
ANA said that it will adjust the schedule as needed on a monthly basis, adding that it will continue to monitor demand and could resume or increase flights.