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Airlines

Name: AIR NIPPON
7JetSet7 Code: ANK
Status: Operational
Region: ORIENT
City: TOKYO
Country: JAPAN
Employees 1970
Web: air-nippon.co.jp
Email: y.mizuuchi@air-ana-g.com
Telephone: +81 (3) 6735 5411
Fax: +81 (3) 6735 5481
Sita: TYOMPEL
Background
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ANK-NOV05-A

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1974. FORMERLY NIHON KINKYORI AIRWAYS. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
1-5-2 HIGASHI-SIMBASHI
MINATO-KU
TOKYO 105-7137, JAPAN

JAPAN WAS ESTABLISHED IN 660, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 377,815, SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 125 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS TOKYO, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS JAPANESE.

DECEMBER 1992: DOMESTIC SUBSIDIARY OF ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA).

TO HAKODATE, JIMA, MIKAKE, MONBETSU, TOKYO, OKUSHIRI, OSHIMA, RISHIRI, SAPPORO, & WAKKANI.

1992 = +25.3% (RPK) TRAFFIC, +12.2% PASSENGERS (PAX), +37.2% (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC.

JANUARY 1993: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1993 = 5.9% OF DOMESTIC MARKET.

JUNE 1995: 737-500 (PT871) DELIVERY.

SEPTEMBER 1995: 1 737-54K (27431), (2ND).

OCTOBER 1995: NEW ROUTE KAGOSHIMA, SENDAI (3/WEEK, 737-200).

MAY 1996: ACQUIRED REDARS.

1 737-500 DELIVERY.

SEPTEMBER 1996: 5TH 737-500 DELIVERY (CFM56-3C1).

OCTOBER 1996: 6TH 737-500 DELIVERY (CFM56-3C1).

FEBRUARY 1997: 1 737-500 DELIVERY (CFM56-3C1).

MARCH 1997: 1 737-500 DELIVERY.

MAY 1997: 1,296 EMPLOYEES.

2 737-500'S DELIVERIES.

AUGUST 1997: LATE NIGHT "DREAMY" SERVICE TO FUKUOKA WITH 737-500, FOR SUMMER SEASON.

MARCH 1998: 11TH 737-54K DELIVERY (28991).

APRIL 1998: CODE SHARE WITH (EVA), OSAKA - TAIPEI (MD-11).

1,296 EMPLOYEES.

RECEIVED (JCAB) REPAIR STATION CERTIFICATION FOR 737-500 AIRPLANES.

12TH 737-500 DELIVERY.

JUNE 1998: 13TH 737-54K DELIVERY (28992).

JULY 1998: H ITO, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE, REPLACES TOSAKA TAKAHASHI; H SUGIYAMA, SENIOR MANAGER QUALITY CONTROL, REPLACES K EBIHARA.

AUGUST 1998: 1 767-300ER, (ANA) WET-LEASED, FOR DAILY FLIGHTS TO TAIPEI.

SEPTEMBER 1998: CODE SHARE WITH ALL NIPPON (ANA) TO LOS ANGELES (LAX).

OCTOBER 1998: 1 737-281 (21771) TO WESTJET (WJI), CANADA. 737-54K (28993) DELIVERY.

NOVEMBER 1998: 737-281 (21769) SOLD TO WESTJET (WJI).

FEBRUARY 1999: 737-281 (21766, JA8452) SOLD TO WESTJET (WJI) AS (C-GVWJ).

APRIL 1999: 1,296 EMPLOYEES. (http://www.ana.co.jp).

MAY 1999: 737-54K (29794) DELIVERY.

JUNE 1999: PARENT COMPANY, ALL NIPPON (ANA) PLANS TO BUY MORE 737'S AND DIVEST A320'S, AND REORGANIZE DOMESTIC ROUTES.

JULY 1999: 17TH 737-500 DELIVERY (BOEING'S LAST OF THE CLASS OF 737-500'S - 389TH) (29795).

AUGUST 1999: FLEET MODERNIZATION PLAN, INCLUDING +1 737-400, +9 737-500'S, RETURNING 1 767-200, & 9 A320'S TO (ANA). 737-200 (21768) TO (WJI).

SEPTEMBER 1999: IN NOVEMBER 1999, SAPPORO (NEW CHITOSE) - SHIN MOMBETSU (737-500) & SAPPORO (OKADAMA) - MEMAMBETSU (YS-11).

10 ORDERS (MARCH 2002) 737-500'S. 3/2 ORDERS (FEBRUARY 2001) DASH 8-Q300'S (TO BE USED FOR HANEDA TO LOCAL ISLANDS IN TOKYO'S DOMAIN, AND FOR FLIGHTS WITHIN HOKKAIDO, JAPAN'S MOST NORTHERNMOST REGION).

NOVEMBER 1999: TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA (MCR) 737-800 (ETOPS) FLIGHTS INTO JAPAN.

3/3 ORDERS (MARCH 2001) DE HAVILLAND DHC-8-300'S, TO REPLACE ITS NIHON YS-11 FLEET.

MARCH 2000: IN APRIL 2000, OSAKA (KANSAI) - MIYAZAKI; MAY 2000, TO SHONAI - SAPPORO; JUNE 2000, TO MEMANBETSU/NAGASAKI.

737-5YO (25189), (GEH) 5 YEAR LEASED, EX-RIO-SUL (ROS). IN 2000, PLANS TO RECEIVE 1 737-400 & 3 737-500'S.

APRIL 2000: 1,296 EMPLOYEES.

JUNE 2000: 1 737-4YO (24545, JA391K), ALL NIPPON (ANA) LEASED.

JULY 2000: 1999 = 3.71 BILLION (RPK) (+10.6%); 58.1% LF LOAD FACTOR, 16.14 MILLION (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC; 6.1 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (+5%); 1,300 EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 2000: 1 737-5YO (26097), EX-RIO-SUL (ROS), ALL NIPPON (ANA) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 2000: K ISHII, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE.

1 737-281 (21767), RETURNED TO ALL NIPPON (ANA), SOLD YO WESTJET (WJI).

FEBRUARY 2001: 1 737-5YO (26104), EX-RIO-SUL (ROS).

MARCH 2001: 1ST OF 3 BOMBARDIER DHC-8-300'S, 56 PAX, (600TH DASH 8 BUILT) (565, JA801K) (PW123B).

APRIL 2001: ALL NIPPON (ANA) OWNS 73.5%, HOKKAIDO PC (14%).

Y MATSUMOTO, PRESIDENT & CEO. Y SHINOHARA, VP ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE.

JUNE 2001: LAST YEAR'S DOMESTIC MARKET SHARE: 1 (ANA) 42.5%; 2 (JAS) 21.9%; 3 (JAL) 21.8%; 4 (ANK) 6.5%.

1 737-5L9 (28129, JA355K), EX-MAERSK (MRS), TOMBO (TOM) LEASED.

AUGUST 2001: 1 737-46M (28550, /97 13 06 N8550F), EX-VIRGIN EXPRESS (EBA), TOMBO (TOM) LEASED, DEE HOWARD, TEXAS, MODIFICATIONS.

SEPTEMBER 2001: 1 737-5L9 (28083), EX-MAERSK (MRS), TOMBO (TOM) LEASED.

NOVEMBER 2001: 1 DHC-8-314 (577, JA802K) DELIVERY.

DECEMBER 2001: 1 BOMBARDIER DHC-8Q-300 "HIMAWARI (SUNFLOWER)."

APRIL 2002: 1 DHC-8-314 (583, JA803K) DELIVERY.

August 2002: 1 767-381ERF (33404, JA601F) delivered to (ANA) with "ANA CARGO" on fuselage and "ANA" on tail, to be used for Asia routes.

July 2002: Niigata - Sapporo (CTS) (A320, 3/day). In August 2002, Osaka (KIX) to Gotofukue.

September 2002: 1,450 employees.

November 2002: Osaka (KIX)/Tokyo (HND) - Ishigaki (737-500, daily). Resumes Miyako - Ishigaki (737-500, daily), & Kagoshima - Komatsu (737-500, daily). In December 2002, Sapporo (OKD) - Nakashibetsu (daily).

4 orders Dash 8-Q400's, for operations from Osaka.

January 2003: 2 DHC-8-314's (591, JA804K; 592, JA805K), deliveries.

February 2003: Osaka (KIX) - Miyazaki/Nagasaki (737-500, 2/day) operates for (ANA). In March 2003, resumes Osaka (ITM) - Odatermoshiro.

April 2003: In May 2003, Sapporo (CTS) - Rishiri/Shonai/Wakkanai; Sendai - Hakodate.

(http://www.fly-ana.com). (http://www.air-nippon.co.jp).

Parent organization/shareholders: All Nippon Airways (ANA) (74.9%); Hokkaido PC (5.9%).

July 2003: 1st DHC-8-402 (4080, JA841A), delivery. Will be based at Osaka-Itami and initially fly Osaka - Kochi.

January 2004: From April 2004, (ANK) will operate under the All Nippon Airways (ANA) name, following the lifting by the Japanese government of the requirement of airlines operating different categories of airplanes to operate under different brands.

May 2004: DHC-8-402 (4091, JA844A) delivery.

June 2004: DHC-8-402 (4092, JA844C) delivery.

November 2004: DHC-8-402 (4096, JA845A), delivery.

December 2004: 1,560 employees.

(http://www.air-nippon.co.jp).

May 2005: Air Nippon (ANK) is a regional airline serving destinations that are mainly short routes and flights to isolated islands, in support of domestic services of parent company All Nippon Airways (ANA). As part of (ANA)'s reorganization, (ANK)'s domestic operations are being consolidated into the main lines.

1,634 employees (including 464 Flight Crew (FC), 446 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 342 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: EL - 768. (ICAO) Code: ANK - ANK AIR.

Air Nippon Network:

(IATA) Code: EH. (ICAO) Code: AKX - ALFA WING.

Parent organization/shareholders: All Nippon Airways (ANA) (99.5%); & Air Do (HIA) (0.5%).

Owns: Air Nippon Network (100%).

Alliances: (EVA) Air.

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Fukue; Fukuoka; Fukishima; Hachijo Jima; Hakodate; Hiroshima; Ishigaki; Iwami; Kagoshima; Kochi; Komatsu; Matsuyama; Memambetsu; Miyako Jima; Miyazaki; Monbetsu; Nagasaki; Nagoya; Nakashibetsu; Niigata; Odate Noshiro; Oita; Okinawa; Okushiri; Osaka; Oshima; Rishiri; Sapporo; Sendai; Shonai; Takamatsu; Tokyo; Toyama; Tsushima; Wajima; & Wakkanai.

International, Scheduled Destination: Taipei.

Dash 8-Q402 (4097, JA846A), delivery.

July 2005: Dash 8-Q402 (4106, JA849A), delivery.

October 2005: "Discover the World Marketing" will handle sales and marketing for All Nippon Airways (ANA) subsidiary Air Nippon (ANK) in Taiwan beginning this month. Discover also represents (ANA) in a number of Latin American markets.

Dash 8-Q402 (4109, JA851A), delivery.

November 2005: Dash 8-Q402 (4111), delivery.

December 2005: 1st 11 months = Passenger traffic 251.6 million (RPK) (+10.9%); Freight traffic 12.99 million (FTK) (-22.6%); 118,000 passengers (+11.5%).

January 2006: 737-46M (28550, JA392K), wet-leased to Air Do (HIA).

September 2006: DHC-8-402 (4132, JA852A), delivery.

November 2008: (ANA) pilots (FC) flying for Air Nippon (ANK), Air Nippon Network, Air Next and Air Central have threatened a 24-hour strike "to express dissatisfaction with the management stance in their year-end round of talks," the carrier said. The potential strike by 592 pilots (FC) across 4 unions will affect 22% of (ANA)'s domestic schedule (169 cancellations and 32 delays).

March 2009: All Nippon Airways (ANA) this month will purchase a 33.5% stake in Overseas Courier Service, a Tokyo-based international parcel delivery and forwarding company, the airline said. Financial terms were not disclosed. The companies have been working together since July 2007, and (ANA) said the new investment will help "underpin" its Asian parcel delivery service out of the Okinawa cargo hub scheduled to open in October.

The Japanese economy shrank -13% last quarter, the most since 1974.

(ANA) pilots (FC) flying for its Air Nippon (ANK) (473 pilots (FC)), Air Nippon Network (57), Air Next (23) and Air Central (53) subsidiaries staged a 24-hour strike "despite prolonged and urgent negotiations," the company said. Prior to the strike, (ANA) said the work action would result in cancellation of 137 domestic flights and an additional 30 delays, together comprising 18.6% of the total domestic program.

April 2009: Pilots (FC) at (ANA) subsidiaries Air Nippon (ANK), Air Nippon Network, Air Next and Air Central conducted another 24-hour strike, forcing cancellation of 149 flights, or 16.8% of (ANA)'s schedule. Another 14 flights were delayed. The airline said the pilots (FC) intended to "express dissatisfaction with the management stance in their spring round of talks." The four unions staged a similar walkout last month.

October 2009: The Air Nippon (ANK) network is recruiting Dash 8-Q300 and Dash 8-Q400 Captains (FC) to be based in Osaka, Japan.

July 2010: Air Nippon (ANK) is a regional airline serving destinations that are mainly short routes and flights to isolated islands, in support of domestic services of parent company All Nippon Airways (ANA). As part of (ANA)'s reorganization, (ANK)'s domestic operations have been consolidated into the (ANA) main lines.

1,970 employees (including 464 Flight Crew (FC), 446 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 342 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: EL - 768. (ICAO) Code: ANK (Callsign - ANK AIR).

Air Nippon Network:

Employees = 433.

(IATA) Code: EH. (ICAO) Code: AKX (Callsign - ALFA WING).

Parent organization/shareholders: All Nippon Airways (ANA) (99.5%); & Air Do (HIA) (0.5%).

Alliances: (EVA) Air.

Main Base: Tokyo International airport (HND).

Hub: Sapporo New Chitose airport (CTS).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Fukue; Fukuoka; Fukishima; Hachijo Jima; Hakodate; Hiroshima; Ishigaki; Iwami; Kagoshima; Kochi; Komatsu; Matsuyama; Memambetsu; Miyako Jima; Miyazaki; Monbetsu; Nagasaki; Nagoya; Nakashibetsu; Niigata; Odate Noshiro; Oita; Okinawa; Okushiri; Osaka; Oshima; Rishiri; Sapporo; Sendai; Shonai; Takamatsu; Tokyo; Toyama; Tsushima; Wajima; & Wakkanai.

International, Scheduled Destination: Taipei.

Fleet:
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ANK-A320-200
ANK-DASH-8Q-300
ANK-DHC-8Q-314
ANK-737-500
ANK-737-700
ANK-DHC-8-Q402

December 2016:

0 737-281 (JT8D), (ANA) LSD, 21769; & 21771; ST (WJI), 21768 ST (WJI) 2000-01, 21767 ST (WJI) 2000-09, ALL ST (WJI) 2000-11.

1 737-4YO (CFM56-3C1) (1805-24545, /90 JA391K), (GEF) LSD 2000-06, SPECIAL SUPER DOLPHIN CARTOON MARKINGS, BALLOONS ON TAIL, 24545 WET-LST (HIA) 2005-04. 168Y.

1 737-46M (CFM56-3C1) (2847-28550, /97 JA392K), EX-(EBA), (TOM) LSD 2001-08. SPECIAL DOLPHIN COLORS. WET-LST (HIA) 2006-01. 170Y.

5 737-5L9 (CFM56-3C1) (2823-28129, /96 JA355K), EX-(MRS), (TOM) LSD 2001-06 (2784-28083, /96, JA356K, 2001-09; 2828-28131, /96 JA357K, /02; 2825-28130, /96 JA358K; 2817-28128, /96 JA259K), 133Y.

2 737-5YO (CFM56-3B1) (2240-25189, /92 JA351K; 2534-26097, /93, JA352K, 2000-08), (ANA) LSD, (GEH) 5 YR LSD 2000-03, EX-(ROS), 133Y.

2 737-5YO (CFM56-3B1) (2552-26104, /93 JA353K; 2553-26105, /93 JA354K), (GEF) LSD 2001-02, 133Y.

7 737-54K (CFM56-3C1) (2708-27381, /95 JA8404; 2723-27430, /95 JA8419; 2751-27431, /95 JA8500; 2783-27432, /96 JA8504; 2815-27433, /96 JA8195; 2872-27434, /97 JA300K; 2824-27966, /96 JA8196; 2850-28461; /97 JA8595; 2853-28462, /97 JA8596; 2875-27435, /97 JA301K; 3002-28990, /98 JA302K; 3017-28991, /98 JA303K; 3030-28992, /98 JA304K; 3075-28993, /98 J305KA; 3109-29794, /99 JA306K; 3116-29795 /99 JA307K), 27966; AIR DO 2009-04. 27381; WFU & PARTED OUT 2016-07. 126Y.

1 737-781 (CFM56-7B) (33916, JA01AN), (ANA) WET-LSD 2005-11.

0 767-200ER, (ANA) WET-LSD 1998-08, RTND (ANA).

0 A320-200 (CFM56-5A1), (ANA) LSD, 9 RTND.

1 DHC-6-300 TWIN OTTER (PT6A-27) (285, /70 JA8797), 2 RTND. LST (HIA). AIR NIPPON NETWORK OPS. 19Y.

5 +1 OPTION DASH 8-Q314 (PW123B) (565, JA801K "HIMAWARI" /02 JA801K "SUNFLOWER;" 577, /01 JA802K; 583, /02 JA803K; 591, /02 JA804K; 592, /02 JA805K, 2003-01), TO REPLACE Y-11'S. AIR NIPPON NETWORK OPS. 56Y.

10 DASH 8-Q402 (4080, JA841A, 2003-07; 4082, JA842A, 2003-10; 4091, JA843A, 2004-05; 4092, JA844C, 2004-06; 4096, JA845A 2004-11; 4097, JA846A 2004-12; 4106, JA849A, 2005-07; 4108, JA850A, 2005-09; 4109, JA851A, 2005-10, 4111, JA 2005-11; 4131, JA852A, 2006-09). AIR NIPPON NETWORK OPS.

0 NAMC YS-11A-200. 2097 WFU, STORED HANEDA 2002-11, ST (PHK). 2108; ST ASIAN SPIRIT. 2116; ST (PHK). 63Y.

0 NAMC YS-11A-513 (2133; 2146; ST (PHK) 2003-09), 63Y.

Management:
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KOUICHI UCHIZONO, PRESIDENT.

MITSUTOSHI HIROTA, DIRECTOR GENERAL.

SHIN IDO, GENERAL MANAGER.

T KUROKAWA, EXECUTIVE VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

O NAGASAWA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS.

YOSHIZO FUJITA, SENIOR VP MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION (1/98).

Y SHINOHARA, VP ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (4/01).

T ITAKURA, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (TYOELNH).

K ISHII, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (2000-09) (TYOMPEL).

N SATO, DIRECTOR SAFETY (ankfsc@anannet.or.jp) (TYOELNH).

N HIROE, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (1997-07) (TYOMPEL).

H TSUCHIDA, SENIOR MANAGER FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

T MATSUDA, SENIOR MANAGER ENGINEERING (2000-12) (TYOMPEL).

H SUGIYAMA, SENIOR MANAGER QUALITY CONTROL (QC) (1998-07).

 
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