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Wealthy Japanese Flying Private in Greater Numbers, ANA Says

Private Jets Opening Doors to Broader Clientele in Pandemic Era
Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Wealthy people in Japan are turning to private jets in greater numbers as they seek to eschew crowded airports amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The push means that ANA Holdings Inc.’s private jet charter business is expecting sales of 1 billion yen ($9 million) in the 2022 fiscal year, Jun Katagiri, the chief executive officer of ANA Business Jet Inc., said last week. ANA Business Jet is owned jointly by ANA and trading company Sojitz Corp.