All Nippon Airways is to resume flights between London Heathrow and Tokyo as part of an expansion of its international routes as Japan eases its travel restrictions and demand picks up.
The Japanese airline will operate non-stop flights between Heathrow and Haneda from 1 June for the first time since March, with the westbound service using the northern polar route to avoid Russian airspace. Although the eastbound service from London will fly on the central Asian route.
The Heathrow-Haneda route will operate three times per week in each direction on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
ANA has been continuing to operate non-stop flights from Haneda to Frankfurt and Narita airport to Brussels in recent months with the routes avoiding Russian airspace. But its flights to Paris remain suspended for now.
The airline added in a statement: “ANA will continue to monitor local restrictions and quarantine guidelines as well as demand trends and travel viability as it decides on the frequency of flights and when to resume certain routes.”