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cutting helped the airline post net income for the business year ended 31 March
of 23.2 billion yen, reversing the year-earlier loss of 57.3 billion yen.
Last year "was a year of business growth and improved operational performance
by enhancing competitiveness and improving cost structure," said ANA's Ito.
"We expanded our international business during the scal year with the
addition of new ser vices and increased capacity. At the same time, we maintained
a tight control on costs in line with the plan set out in ANA's FY2010-11 Group
Corporate Strateg y," he said. "As a result, our air transport business achieved an
increase in revenue and improved pro tability compared to the previous year
when ANA's performance was a ected by the global recession."
Operating revenue rose 10.5 percent to 1.36 trillion yen. However, the ANA
chief struck a cautious note about the outlook for the company.
"Future prospects for the Japanese economy are unpredictable, given
substantially higher oil prices, the uncertain outlook for global business,
uctuations in exchange rates and the impact of the March 11 earthquake,"
Ito said. Although ANA's operation in Sendai was suspended a er the tsunami
caused by the earthquake ooded the airport, ANA "played an important role
in helping support recovery e orts by operating relief ights to Fukushima
and Yamagata, and providing transport of relief supplies and relief workers,"
ANA said it experienced strong growth in both business and leisure tra c on
domestic ser vice during the year, despite the e ect of the earthquake in the nal
month. Total domestic passenger numbers for the 12 months exceeded those of
last year by 1.7 percent.
e carrier said it resumed operations between Haneda and Tokushima in
October, introducing seasonal ights and larger, widebody aircra on routes
where demand exceeded expectations. e Group also opened a new passenger
lounge in the expanded domestic terminal at Haneda Airport in a move to
stimulate demand, and introduced a new air-miles programme, the ANA Card
Family Mileage programme.
is resulted in 3.4 percent growth in domestic passenger revenue over the
previous year, with the total rising to 652.6 billion yen.
On international ser vices, ANA said it experienced "a marked recovery in
business demand across all destinations".
e carrier introduced new routes from Haneda to Los Angeles, Honolulu,
Bangkok, Singapore and Taipei, following the opening of the new International
Terminal at the Tokyo airport in October 2010. It also added frequencies
to Seoul's Gimpo airport, winning more transfer business from passengers
connecting from local Japanese cities via Haneda.
Other new international ser vices included services to Munich from Tokyo's
main international airport, Narita, introduced in July, and Narita-Manila, which
was added in February. e airline resumed ights from Narita to the Indonesian
capital Jakarta in January.
" ese route expansions and customer initiatives resulted in passenger
revenue on international routes growing by 66.5 billion yen compared to the
previous year; an increase of 31.1 percent," ANA said.
"Future prospects for the Japanese economy
are unpredictable, given substantially higher
oil prices, the uncertain outlook for global
business, fluctuations in exchange rates and
the impact of the March 11 earthquake" --
ANA President and CEO Shinichiro Ito
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