ANA Launches Direct Stockholm to Tokyo Flight, Bolstering Sweden-Japan Connections
Sweden and Japan are now closer than ever, thanks to ANA—Japan’s leading airline. In 2024, ANA will bridge Stockholm and Tokyo with direct flights, expanding Asian market access.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) will introduce a new direct service from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. This service is scheduled to begin with the commencement of the winter 2024 flight schedule. It will directly link Japan’s bustling capital and serve as a gateway to the wider Asian and South Pacific regions through ANA’s extensive network.
Jonas Abrahamsson, the president and CEO of Swedavia, stated, “There is great confidence in the Swedish air travel market and ANA’s investment in a direct route from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Tokyo Haneda is a clear sign of this. ANA will play an important role in connecting Sweden to Japan and other well-established markets in Asia. Swedavia’s main goal is to increase the connectivity and ANAs vast network facilitates for people to meet, whether it is for business, leisure or to visit family and friends.”
Japan Is Sweden’s Second-Largest Asian Trading Partner
For the hospitality sector and the evolving commercial exchange between the two nations, this upcoming direct connection offered by ANA, a 5-star airline, is crucial. With Japan ranking as Sweden’s second-largest Asian trading partner, establishing this route is beneficial. It promises to streamline the transportation of key goods, including technological products, ensuring quicker and more efficient delivery times.
Nearly 150 Swedish entities, including large corporations and innovative startups, have a presence in Japan—the world’s third-largest economy. Sweden is a key export market for Japan within the Nordic region, home to about 180 Japanese firms.
About ANA (All Nippon Airways)
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has come a long way since its founding in 1952 with just two helicopters. Today, it stands as Japan’s top airline. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) emerged in 2013, marking its presence as Japan’s foremost airline group holding company. The company has 69 subsidiaries, including ANA and Peach Aviation, a top low-cost carrier in Japan.
As a launch customer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, ANA HD has the largest fleet of Dreamliners globally. ANA boasts a significant global reach. The airline joined the Star Alliance in 1999 and holds joint ventures with United Airlines and Lufthansa.
Reflecting its health and safety efforts, ANA secured the 5-Star COVID-19 safety rating from SKYTRAX in 2021.
ANA is the only aviation enterprise to win the 2022 S&P Global Sustainability Awards Gold Class award. Moreover, ANA HD has consistently featured on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Asia Pacific Index lists for several consecutive years.