Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways wants to boost the connection between Europe and Asia
“Next year Japan and Austria will commemorate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and we are pleased to make our award-winning air travel more convenient for travellers from both nations,” said Seiichi Takahashi, senior vice president of ANA.
“Vienna is known as the historical and geographical gateway to Central and Eastern Europe, and we look forward to strengthening ties between Japan and this dynamic region by offering flights that are ideal for business travellers and tourists.”
A perfect gateway to Central and Eastern Europe
The new connection is the airline’s response to an increased demand for flights to Europe. The number of passengers has grown “due to the strengthened economic relationship between Japan and the European Union,” the airline said in a statement.
“As part of ANA’s comprehensive drive to boost business traveller convenience, flights from Haneda and Vienna will arrive in the early morning, perfect for business travellers and tourists to make the most of the day or easily connect to ANA’s extensive domestic network.”
The airline has selected Vienna for being a major tourist destination. The Austrian capital has recently ranked as the most liveable city in the world. It also serves as a perfect gateway to the whole region of Central and Eastern Europe.
ANA has also entered a joint venture partnership with Austrian Airlines, a member of the LH Group. The carrier provides accessible short-haul connections across the region.
“With Vienna-based flights to 68 other European cities, the Lufthansa Group’s significant presence in the Austrian capital and the airport’s rapid 25- to 50-minute minimum connection time makes reaching other cities on the continent simple and straightforward,” the airline added.