CHICAGO, July 22, 2013 - ANA, Japan's largest airline group, recently announced that it will add a second daily flight from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Narita International Airport beginning September 1, 2013.
The new flight will facilitate additional same day connections between the following key destinations in Asia and Chicago - Manila, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou.
"On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we're very pleased that ANA is expanding its service from Chicago O'Hare to Narita International Airport," said Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). "The additional flights provide more options for O'Hare travelers. More international service is also important to meet the Mayor's goal to increase travel and tourism to Chicago."
The increase in flights is part of an international expansion plan for ANA to double the number of flights between Narita and Chicago to 14 a week to meet the growth in demand for connections between Asia and North America.
Once the new flights begin, ANA will offer more than 15,000 departing seats per month in the Chicago-Tokyo Narita market.
The second daily flight will depart from Chicago O'Hare at 5:30 p.m. and arrive at Narita International at 8:25 p.m. the following day. The flight from Narita will depart each day at 5:10 p.m. and arrive in Chicago at 2:45 p.m.
ANA has served Chicago O'Hare with one daily flight to Tokyo-Narita since October 2006.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues (2011) and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers (2012). Founded in 1952, ANA flies today to 31international destinations and 50 domestic cities with a fleet of 232 aircraft serving a network of 175 routes.