Japan’s Largest Airline Is Considering Adding A Miami-Tokyo Flight

MIA has lots of lines in the water in an attempt to land their first flight to east Asia.

 

ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS EXECUTIVES VISIT MIA TO DISCUSS AIR SERVICE

(MIAMI, June 28, 2016) – Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) officials welcomed All Nippon Airways (ANA) executives to Miami International Airport on June 27, where the two sides continued ongoing discussions regarding potential passenger service between Tokyo and Miami.

The Miami meeting followed talks earlier this month in Dublin, Ireland, at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit – the world’s largest gathering of airline leaders. ANA was one of 11 airlines that MDAD officials met with during the IATA AGM, which drew more than 1,000 delegates. MIA was one of only a handful of airports in the world invited to attend IATA’s invitation-only event.

According to Sabre Global Demand Data, Miami is America’s largest business and leisure market for Asia travel without nonstop service, with 290,480 connecting passengers to and from Asia in 2015. More than 40,000 passengers traveled between Tokyo and Miami in 2015 via connecting flights, making Japan’s capital Miami’s second-busiest Asian destination.

“We were honored to welcome ANA’s representatives to Miami, and to continue sharing information regarding the viability and profitability of a Miami-Tokyo route,” said MDAD Director Emilio T. González. “Now that fuel-efficient aircraft exists to make long-haul flights from Asia to Miami both possible and profitable, along with MIA’s extensive route network throughout the Americas, there is vast potential for first-ever nonstop passenger service.”

According to All Nippon Airways, ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA now flies on 81 international routes and 112 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 240 aircraft. In 2016, ANA was named a 5-Star airline for the fourth consecutive year by the world’s leading airline and airport review site, Skytrax. ANA is also the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

I don’t know about airport ops, but have to give it to the current director for doing an incredible job. I travel to a lot of airports due to business and MIA has gone from a dreaded airport to extremely nice and quite well organized compared to the late 90’s. Great job.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I agree 1000% putting MIA on the map

Anonymous
5 years ago

FINALLY

AA
5 years ago

Not going to happen for ANA, they’re in United’s alliance.

Expect American/JAL/One World to forbid an ANA direct flight at all costs. Better chances for Asia service would be CX/JAL/AA.

Edin
5 years ago

You can opposed at all cost,but you can’t
forbid at all cost.

MIA 8R/26L
5 years ago

I would love for CX to service MIA

Anonymous
3 years ago

Too long of a route. 18+ hours. Plus wont be the type of profit they’re looking for

suomynona
5 years ago

I’ll ask again, do those cubicles recline?

Anonymous
5 years ago

no, its a separation, the seats move forward to make a bed.

Fredric
5 years ago

I don’t think the importance of achieving nonstop flights between Miami and Asian cities can be overstated. Once this happens, MIA will join the ranks of JFK and LAX and maybe a very few others in having nonstops to Europe, Asia, South America, and beyond.

Anonymous
3 years ago

MIA needs a flight to Canary Islands and back to Cape Town

Anonymous
4 years ago

Incredible is an understatement. Conspiracy is another. I live and work In Japan for over 30 years. Everyone wants to visit Miami,Disneyland area,and Take a cruise. The problem is for Japanese the stop off in another city! THEY DONT LIKE IT! One more time THEY DONT LIKE IT! Sorry one more time, They do not want to take kids on a grueling 20 hour plus trip. So the question is who and why is stopping the 1,000,000 plus visitors??? AHH the real question

Anonymous
3 years ago

You are correct. ANA/JAL can achieve it at ease. However there are things that prevents it from happening, such as it might be the gov of Miami-dade who refuse tobrake them a deal. The Japanese aren’t stupid. If they dont get the deal theyre looking for, it means its not gonna break even. Like IND-NGO. And if it happens, best option would be MIA-HND.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Next time in a meeting with Japanese I would recommend to wear a tie! Anyway, great news, lets hope for the best although JAL would make more sense due to AA’s dominant presence as mentioned before.