All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch its first ever flights to Mexico early next year, aboard its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Commencing on 15 February 2017, the Japanese carrier will operate daily services direct between Tokyo’s Narita Airport and Mexico City.
All flights will be operated using a twin-aisle B787-8 aircraft featuring just 169 seats in two classes – fewer than a typical low-cost carrier’s single-aisle layout. The new route will also become the longest flights in ANA’s network.
“We are proud to be the first airline to operate direct, daily flights between Japan and Mexico to better serve the growing business and leisure demand between our two countries,” said ANA’s CEO & president, Osamu Shinobe. “We hope our flight will also contribute to a closer bilateral relationship, economic prosperity and cultural exchange.”
Flights will depart Narita every day at 1640 and arrive in Mexico City at 1355 the same day, having crossed the International Date Line. The return services will then leave the Mexican capital at 0100 and get back into Tokyo at 0635 the following day.