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Air Nippon Pilot Union and Others Threaten Strike on June 21; Domestic Flights Affected.

Tokyo, Japan, June 19, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - The union of Air Nippon (ANK), a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of ANA (TSE: 9202), and the pilot unions of three other ANA Group airlines have threatened to take 24 hour strike action commencing midnight on Wednesday June 21, to express dissatisfaction with the management stance on career progression, amongst other conditions. The unions in question are: Air Nippon Crew's Association, composed of 414 pilots; Air Nippon Network Pilot Union, composed of 45 pilots; Air Next Crew's Association, composed of 16 pilots and Air Central Pilots' Union, composed of 41 pilots.

Air Nippon, Air Nippon Network, Air Next andu@Air Central will continue urgent negotiations with the unions to avoid a strike. If strike action is taken, many ANA* domestic flights will regrettably be subject to cancellation and/ or delay.

Passengers intending to take ANA domestic flights on June 21 are kindly requested check the status of their flights with the ANA Reservations Center (0120-029-222), on ANA SKY WEB ( or by contacting any ANA branch.

Air Nippon and the other companies involved extend their sincere apologies for the inconvenience this will cause to customers and appreciate their understanding and patience.

*Air Nippon, Air Nippon Network, Air Next and Air Central flights are operated under the ANA flight code, NH.

1. Strike Action:

24-hour strike starting at 00:00 hours on June 21 (Wed), 2006

2. Affected Flights:

Domestic Flights - 187 or approx 20% of 925 ANA flights will be subject to cancellation or delay (140 cancellations, 47 delays)

International Flights - none

About All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

All Nippon Airways, or ANA (TSE: 9202), 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. For more information, please visit

Source: All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Rob Henderson
ANA Public Relations

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