Japan’s airline “All Nippon Airways” has launched a direct flight from Narita International Airport in Japan to Chennai.
“Japan and India will have deeper relationships with East Asian Economic Partnership Agreement and human exchanges, it is expected that the importance of business will expand in India. India’s economy is growing rapidly, it is expected that the middle-income group will increase and that we will expand the importance of visiting Japan. As India’s southern part is unexplored by Japanese companies, we hope that the only ANA that flies direct flights will be developed, leading to large business demands,” Yasuyuki Tommitsu, Official, All Nippon Airways said.
Chennai in southern India is a popular city for Japanese companies. The reason is that there is an industrial complex area and that it is a major area for business in south India. Chennai is one of those Indian cities with a rapidly developing infrastructure.
Mitsuo Tomita of All Nippon Airways said, “For ANA, this flight is the third direct flight from India to Japan following Mumbai and Delhi. So today is a remarkable day for ANA.”
At Chennai International Airport, the ceremony of the first flight between Narita to Chennai was held.
Artists performed traditional dance and prayers were held in traditional rituals for the safe journey of passengers.