HOUSTON, TX – ANA, Japan’s leading airline, is announcing plans to connect Tokyo and Houston, Texas with nonstop air service beginning in the spring of 2015. The new flight will operate between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) and will dramatically enhance connection options for passengers traveling between Asia and various destinations located throughout the Americas.
“Houston’s dynamic economy and diverse population continue to strengthen its position on the world stage,” says Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who recently led a 30 member delegation of local elected officials and business and community leaders on a week-long trade mission to South Korea and Tokyo designed to enhance and cultivate business and cultural exchange opportunities between Houston leaders and key members of the public and private sector in Asia. “All Nippon Airways’ commitment is an example of Houston’s enhanced status as a gateway city and a key player in the global marketplace.
Houston ne samo da uživa značajnu potražnju za letovima do Azije, već interkontinentalna zračna luka George Bush predstavlja i jednu od najvećih zračnih luka za ANA-inu zajedničku tvrtku United Airlines. To će omogućiti ANA-i da poboljša put za svoje putnike do Srednje i Južne Amerike preko Houstona. IAH ima bogatstvo domaćih i međunarodnih veza što putnicima iz azijskih zemalja olakšava let do raznih američkih odredišta i drugih zemalja s rastućom poslovnom potražnjom, poput Meksika i Brazila.
“We are very pleased to be launching a new international service from Tokyo to Houston,” Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA said. “Houston will be our tenth destination in North America and will provide a great gateway to Central and South America from Japan and many other Asian countries. Together with our joint venture partner United, we are confident that passenger demand will be high and that our expanding network will provide customers with greater choice.”
The announcement from ANA comes at a time when the City of Houston is enjoying unprecedented levels of international air travel. An all-time high in this category was set in 2013 and the final mark is expected to be even higher at the close of the current year. Amidst all this growth, Asia stands as the fastest growing region in regards to international traffic at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
“Our mission is to connect the people, businesses, cultures and economies of the world to Houston,” says Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz. “Establishing and maintaining a strong level of connectivity throughout the Asian region is absolutely essential in accomplishing this mission and the arrival of ANA is a tremendous step forward in this regard.”
Route Flight No. Dep. Time Arr. Time Aircraft Service Starts
Tokyo(Narita) – Houston NH174 11:15 a.m. 9:30 B777-300ER
(F8/C52/Y190) June 12, 2015
Houston – Tokyo(Narita) NH173 11:20 a.m. 15:20+1
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The flight will depart Houston at 11:20 a.m. (CST) and will feature service aboard the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. ANA will begin taking reservations for these flights on December 17, 2014.