Japanese airline ANA launches route to Mexico City
All Nippon Airways (ANA) began running flights between Narita Airport near Tokyo and Mexico City, targeting business travelers at Japanese companies, particularly automakers.
Despite the recent shift toward protectionist policy in the U.S., particularly with regard to Mexico, “there’s been no change in reservation trends,” ANA’s President Osamu Shinobe said at the opening ceremony.
The maiden flight to Mexico City, ANA’s 42nd international destination, was about 97% full, according to a press release.
The ANA Holdings subsidiary will operate one round trip per day using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Round-trip economy-class tickets start at US$ 966. Mexican airliner Aeromexico also serves the route.
The Mexico City-to-Narita leg is ANA’s longest flight at roughly 14-and-a-half hours. The company also targets demand among tourists interested in Mexico’s beaches and historic sites.