Bizjets will shorten travel times for connecting passengers.
ANA Holdings Inc., parent company of ANA, Japan’s largest airline and Honda Aircraft Company have signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic partnership to expand the business jet market by using Honda Aircraft’s HondaJet. ANA will use the HondaJet for its charter and feeder flights to connect passengers with the airline’s existing network at major travel hubs in North America and Europe. The new service will drastically shorten travel time for passengers utilizing ANA’s fleet of 260 commercial aircraft on 85 different routes to 43 cities. The number of HondaJet involved in the MOU has not yet been disclosed.
Shinya Katanozaka, President and CEO of ANA Holdings Inc., said, “Through this strategic partnership and use of the HondaJet, ANA will create new demand to utilize business jets, in particular for travelers of various Japanese entities who value convenience and privacy in their overseas travel.”