ANA quits Australia

25 October 2001

SYDNEY - All Nippon Airways (ANA) today announced it plans to shut its Australian operations on November 30. Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines have both cut back services to Australia, citing the global aviation slowdown.

ANA had been operating a code-sharing agreement with the recently collapsed Ansett International.

Following the dissolution of the code-sharing agreement last month, ANA has decided it would have difficulty maintaining services to Australia. The company has a total staff in Australia of 25, with offices in Sydney and Brisbane.

Yet, as one goes another returns, with Aerolineas Argentinas announcing it will resume services to Auckland and Sydney within the next few weeks.

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