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ANA Accelerates Expansion of Cargo Operations in 07 Summer Schedule.

Tokyo, Japan, Feb 9, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - ANA will add momentum to its expanding cargo operation within the coming summer schedule, which runs from March 25 to October 27 inclusive, concentrating its network on the buoyant Asia market and increasing flights to China from Osaka's Kansai Airport. Subject to Japanese government approval of its plans, it will up the frequency of freighter flights by 90%, and Available Tonne Kilos (ATK) by 72%, compared with summer 2006.

Also, to provide customers with a more convenient schedule, ANA will offer freighter flights every day from Tuesday to Saturday to the major Asian cities of Shanghai, Dalian, Tianjin, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei and Bangkok, and will commence four weekly flights on the new route of Osaka (Kansai) to Beijing.

To secure these growth plans, ANA has applied for Japanese government permission to wet-lease two Boeing 767-200SF freighter aircraft, on ACMI contracts, from ABX Air of the United States. The aircraft, each powered by two GE engines and with a payload of 40 tonnes (9,000lbs), will be used on China routes and short-haul routes to other parts of Asia.

ACMI contracts are agreements in which the lessor supplies customers with Aircraft Crew Maintenance and Insurance.

In line with its Mid-Term Corporate Plan 2006-2009, ANA intends to grow cargo operations into the third pillar of its business - along with domestic and international passenger transport - ready for the expansion of runway capacity at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in 2009.

About All Nippon Awys Ltd.

All Nippon Airways (TSE: 9202), or ANA, is the seventh largest airline in the world by passenger load (IATA ranking) and Japan's largest domestic carrier. It is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of US$8.1bn (JPY932bn) as of 29 Sep 2006. Carrying almost 50 million passengers every year to 50 destinations in Japan and 23 cities throughout Asia, Europe and the United States, ANA is recognized for outstanding passenger service both on the ground and in the air. In the greatest Japanese tradition of mixing hospitality with high technology, personalised a la carte service complements state-of-the-art entertainment systems and the latest in cabin design. ANA has been in the airline business for over 50 years, and combined with ANA Group companies, its activities extend across a host of complete travel and aviation-related services. For more information, please visit

Source: All Nippon Awys Ltd.

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