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Saturday, August 11, 2001

ANA to end Nagoya-Oahu daily service

All Nippon Airways will end its daily Nagoya-Honolulu service on Oct. 27 but continue to run daily flights to Honolulu from Osaka and its four Honolulu flights a week from Tokyo's Narita International Airport.

Spokesman Tom Fredo said the cutback is due to extra costs incurred because the Honolulu service is ANA's only international run out of Nagoya and requires stationing an aircraft, pilots and cabin attendants there just for the one service.

ANA began the Nagoya service in January 1997. Fredo said the airline is centralizing its international operations at Narita, where a new runway is to open in May.

The airline hopes to lift its Tokyo-Honolulu service to one a day but that won't happen until 2003, Fredo said. Meanwhile, ANA will have 11 Japan-Hawaii flights a week, down from 18.

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