ANA Warns of Possible Strike

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 30 September 2011

ANA Group has confirmed its pilot unions have threatened a 24-hour strike on 1 October 2011. The airline continuing urgent negotiations with the unions concerned to avert industrial action and the disruption to passenger services it will cause.

Should the strike go ahead, ANA says it will do everything possible to minimize the impact on passengers and services. No international flights are expected to be affected. However domestic flights could be subject to cancellation and/or delay.

Passengers intending to take ANA domestic flights on 1 October should check the status of their flights with the ANA Reservations Center (0570-029-222), on ANA Sky Web ( or by contacting their nearest ANA branch.

An ANA spokesman said, "We are very disappointed that our four pilots unions have threatened to take strike action. This action is unnecessary and will prove disruptive. We have put forward a fair set of proposals with the pilots unions. ANA Group will continue urgent negotiations with the unions to avert a strike."

If the strike goes ahead it is expected that 25.7 % of a total of 980 domestic flights (186 cancellations, 66 delays) would be affected.

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