All Nippon Airways officials visit MIA to discuss potential Tokyo-Miami service

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June 30, 2016: Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) officials welcomed All Nippon Airways (ANA) executives to Miami International Airport on June 27, where the two sides continued ongoing discussions regarding potential passenger service between Tokyo and Miami.

According to Sabre Global Demand Data, Miami is America’s largest business and leisure market for Asia travel without nonstop service, with 290,480 connecting passengers to and from Asia in 2015.

More than 40,000 passengers traveled between Tokyo and Miami in 2015 via connecting flights, making Japan’s capital Miami’s second-busiest Asian destination.

“Now that fuel-efficient aircraft exists to make long-haul flights from Asia to Miami both possible and profitable, along with MIA’s extensive route network throughout the Americas, there is vast potential for first-ever nonstop passenger service,” said Emilio T. González, director, MDAD.

According to All Nippon Airways, ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA now flies on 81 international routes and 112 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 240 aircraft.

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