ANA to Reduce Japan-Hong Kong Flights

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 31 (Jiji Press)--ANA Holdings Inc.'s <9202> All Nippon Airways said Thursday it will reduce the number of flights it operates between Japan and Hong Kong, starting in December.

The decision reflects a slump in demand for travel and business trips from Japan to Hong Kong, which has been hit by antigovernment protests.

The reduction in flights will be in place through March 28. The Japanese airline will provide alternative travel options for customers who have reserved Hong Kong flights.

The number of flights between Narita International Airport, near Tokyo, and Hong Kong will be reduced to one a day from the current two.

The one-flight-per-day service between Chubu Centrair International Airport in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, and Hong Kong will be suspended.

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