ANA announces flight schedules changes for Manila, other cities

Aviation Updates Philippines – In a new update to its flight schedules for May and the start of June, Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced temporary changes of flights to select cities in Southeast Asia including Manila. 

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The new round of flight frequency changes will affect Southeast Asian destinations of Bangkok, Manila, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh departing from both Narita and Haneda.

Manila: During the month of May and early June, ANA will operate NH869 (Haneda-Manila) and NH870 (Manila-Haneda) on a thrice-weekly schedule (Monday/Wednesday/Friday). 
However, the airline will not operate the Haneda-Manila segment on May 25, 27, 29, and June 1 and 8. While the inbound flights will not serve passengers, the return segment flights will be operated (Manila-Haneda). NH869 will be resumed on June 3. 
The Narita-Manila flights (NH819/NH820) will remain suspended. 
Bangkok: With the other flights from Haneda and Narita to Bangkok suspended, ANA will operate a one-way daily return flight from Bangkok to Haneda (NH870). 
Hanoi: While ANA suspended its Narita-Hanoi flight (NH897), the airline will operate the return segment (NH898) twice weekly (Wednesday/Saturday). 
Ho Chi Minh City: Similar to the Hanoi services, the outbound flights from Narita (NH833) have been suspended. The return segment (NH834) will operate thrice-weekly (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday).

In addition to the Southeast Asian destinations, ANA has plans to resume flights between Tokyo-Narita and San Francisco (NH8/NH7) on June 1 on a thrice-weekly schedule. The Narita-San Francisco flights will operate very Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday except for the outbound flight on June 1 (Monday). 

ANA stated the following totals for flights affected for the respective time periods compared to their planned schedules. The airline estimates a total of 4,989 flights during May have been affected (5,390 planned), and 2,360 between June 1-15 (2,597 planned). From the second half to the end of June, ANA estimates around 2335 flights will be affected by its schedule changes (2580 planned). 
Along with the planned resumption of flights to San Francisco, the airline has stated plans to resume additional flights by July 1 to Sydney, San Francisco, Los Angeles, along with the resumption of services to Qingdao, China and San Jose, California.