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Japanese Airline ANA Will Increase International Flights as Borders Reopens for Travel

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An aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways approaches Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

An aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways approaches Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg
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All Nippon Airways Co. will increase international flights and cabin staff numbers to meet an anticipated jump in demand when Japan abolishes Covid border controls next month. 

“We’ve long been waiting for the easing of restrictions,” Chief Executive Officer Shinichi Inoue told reporters at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Friday. “We want to welcome visitors from overseas with increased flights.”