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Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA) to establish at Stockholm Arlanda Airport – will launch direct route to Tokyo

2024-01-24, kl. 07:30

Japan’s largest airline, ANA, will establish at Stockholm Arlanda Airport with a direct route to the country’s major hub, Tokyo Haneda. ANA will be an important addition to Stockholm Arlanda, connecting the Swedish capital with one of the most important markets in Asia.

ANA (All Nippon Airways), a member of Star Alliance and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services on the domestic and international market to and from Japan, will establish at Stockholm Arlanda Airport with a direct route to Tokyo Haneda ahead of the 2024 winter schedule. The route will not only serve as an important connection to the Japanese capital but also as an important connection to the whole of Asia and the South Pacific due to ANAs vast network.  

- There is great confidence in the Swedish air travel market and ANA’s investment in a direct route from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Tokyo Haneda is a clear sign of this. ANA will play an important role in connecting Sweden to Japan and other well-established markets in Asia. Swedavia’s main goal is to increase the connectivity and ANAs vast network facilitates for people to meet, whether it is for business, leisure or to visit family and friends, says Jonas Abrahamsson, president and CEO of Swedavia.

Japan is Sweden’s second largest trading partner in Asia, with close to 150 Swedish companies – both major corporations and start-up companies – operating in Japan, the world’s third largest economy. Sweden in turn is the largest Nordic export market for Japan, and roughly 180 Japanese companies have operations in Sweden.  

The new direct route with 5-Star airline ANA will be of significant importance for the hospitality industry as well as the growing business exchange between Japan and Sweden. Important cargo such as technology will benefit from shorter and faster delivery times.  

The route Stockholm Arlanda Airport – Tokyo Haneda will start operating ahead of the winter schedule of 2024.

About ANA (All Nippon Airways)

Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) was established in 2013 as the largest airline group holding company in Japan, comprising 69 companies including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.

ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines - giving it a truly global presence.

In 2021, ANA was awarded the 5-star COVID-19 safety rating by SKYTRAX, recognizing the airline's initiatives to provide a safe, clean and hygienic environment at airports and aboard aircraft, embodied in the ANA Care Promise.

ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2022 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the seventh consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the eighth consecutive year.

For more information, please refer to the following link: https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 (0)10-109 01 00 or press@swedavia.se.

The Swedavia Group owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden. Our role is to create the connectivity Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings. Safe, satisfied passengers are the foundation of Swedavia’s business. Swedavia is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. In 2022, the Group had annual revenue of about 4.8 billion Swedish kronor and nearly 2,400 employees.