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ANA to launch online info portal for Japanese arrivals

written by WOFA | January 19, 2021
All Nippon Airways first Airbus A380 takes off. (Airbus)
All Nippon Airways first Airbus A380 takes off. (Airbus)

Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), intends to launch a new online information portal to better equip overseas arrivals for their entrance into Japan.

Under current guidelines, anyone entering Japan is required to quarantine for a certain number of days and is prohibited from using public transportation, both upon their arrival and during their quarantine period.

In an attempt to simplify processes for passengers arriving into Japan, the airline’s new website will offer “comprehensive information on COVID testing, hotel accommodation, and private transportation” for all international travellers entering Japan.

The website will also offer ANA quarantine packages, which include options to bulk together hotel accommodation, car rentals, and COVID testing through ANA.

The website will be available from 22 January.

The site has been launched as more Japanese residents living abroad are expected to travel to Japan, in order to support new arrivals through a seamless and safe quarantine period.

It comes after ANA said it would retire more than a tenth of its fleet and cut over 3,500 jobs, as it attempts to rein in its cash burn amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the carrier still stated it intended to cash in on changing travel preferences by launching a new budget carrier targeted at the south-east Asian and Pacific markets in 2022, manned with Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Additional reporting by Airlinerwatch.


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