Starting March 30, 2014, All Nippon Airways (NH) will expand its airport facilities and services to accommodate the expansion of Haneda Airport’s arrival and departure routes and consequently, ANA’s route expansions. The “ANA Bus for Transfers (tentative name)” is planned for operations to improve transfer convenience between international and domestic routes. Additionally, establishment of a hand luggage counter for transfers, expansion and addition of lounges are in the works.
The dedicated bus will be in operation within the airport premises. Currently, passengers have to exit the terminal once and use a free inter-terminal shuttle bus operated by the airport or utilize public transportation, but NH’s new bus will take the shortest route between terminals and make transferring for passengers easier.
Eligible customers are passengers who are transferring on NH domestic and international flights at Haneda Airport Terminal 2 and who have completed check-in and luggage storage procedures up to their final destination. Shuttle buses will be operated in 10 ~ 15 minute intervals during operating hours of NH’s international route. Furthermore, as the International Terminal’s “Transit Security Checkpoint” will be expanded from March 30, 2014, the convenience of such transfers is further expected to rise.
In addition, a luggage check-in counter for domestic transits will be established. In the event one has a layover in Japan from overseas – even if one’s luggage will be sent to the final destination, there is a need to temporarily pick up one’s luggage at the entering airport and then entrust one’s luggage at a luggage check-in counter for domestic routes after customs. The establishment of a dedicated counter will make transits smoother than before.
ANA SUITE LOUNGE and ANA LOUNGE will be expanded and newly established. The number of seats will increase two and a half times over the current seating capacity and shower units will more than double. In the expanded International Terminal space, an ANA SUITE LOUNGE and ANA LOUNGE will also be established.
A new lounge service will be established. There will be a new restaurant, “DINING h” established within the present ANA SUITE LOUNGE for late night travelers. In addition to a buffet-style service, a limited selection of Japanese and Western full course menu will be offered. Chef and restaurant staff will be stationed there and provide warm cuisine. Hours of operation are 19:30 ~ 00:30.
Aside from this, NH’s in-flight “THE CONNOISSEURS” collaboration menu will also be available in the lounge. From March 30 to May 31, Pierre Hermé Paris’s croissants will be available until 11 am, and “Specially Made WAKIYA Spicy Tantanmen Noodles” will be available from 11 am until the last departing flight of the day. From June, there are plans to introduce a new collaboration menu.
Further, 7 international routes will be added for a total of 17 international routes flying in and out of Haneda Airport for NH’s summer schedule. Including code share routes, domestic routes will be expanded to 41 routes.