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ANA Golden Week Holiday Passenger Traffic Forecast: Highest Ever International Reservations.

Tokyo, Japan, Apr 21, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - ANA Group is forecasting increased passenger numbers for this year's Golden Week holiday period, which runs from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, May 7. Domestic reservations are up just over one percentage point, while international reservations have increased by more than 30 percentage points compared with Golden Week of the previous year - the highest ever recorded for this period.

The remarkable rise in demand for international services is attributed to the return of holidaymakers to China. Fewer holidaymakers traveled to China last year due to the effects of anti-Japan demonstrations there in April 2005. The residual effect of the demonstrations is now believed to have finished. Other destinations in Asia are also showing a strong performance.

On the domestic front, the reservations are slightly higher than Golden Week 2005. In particular, northern destinations including Hokkaido, and Kyushu, in the south, are proving most popular.
Domestic
 Available Seats Reservations Load Factor
 year-on-year year-on-year

ANA 1,949,561 +1.1% 1,261,925 +1.2% 64.7%


International
 Available Seats Reservations Load Factor
 year-on-year year-on-year

ANA Group
 From Japan 88,170 +7.1% 67,240 +35.2% 76.3%
 GW Period 176,848 +7.2% 135,152 +31.4% 76.4%

ANA
 From Japan 82,428 +3.2% 63,219 +32.2% 76.7%
 GW Period 165,161 +3.3% 127,156 +28.4% 77.0%

ANK
 From Japan 5,742 +134.0% 4,021 +110.4% 70.0%
 GW Period 11,687 +124.3% 7,996 +108.0% 68.4%


Notes:

1. Golden Week is one of Japan's most famous holiday periods and encompasses a series of four national holidays in more or less succession: Green Day, Constitution Day, Citizen's Day and Children's Day.

2. ANA Group consists of the following six airlines: ANA (All Nippon Airways), Air Nippon (ANK), Air Japan (AJX), Air Nippon Network (A-Net), Air Next (NXA) and Air Central (CRF).

About All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

All Nippon Airways, or ANA, came into existence in 1952, and over 50 years later is now one of the 10 largest airlines in the world, carrying with its sister companies almost 50 million passengers every year to 49 destinations in Japan, and to 22 overseas cities in Asia, Europe and the United States. As a member of Star Alliance, the world's foremost airline alliance, ANA passengers enjoy access to a network of over 790 airport destinations in 138 countries, and reciprocal benefits such as mileage accrual and redemption, and lounge access.

Source: All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Contact:
Rob Henderson
ANA Public Relations
E-mail: r.ehnderson@ana.co.jp


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