ANA Pilot Union Threatens Strike on February 1st

Features - January 31st, 2012
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All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest carrier is set to strike on February 1.

The airline says it is continuing urgent negotiations to avert industrial action and the disruption to passenger services it will cause.

Should the unnecessary strike go ahead, ANA said it “will do everything possible to minimize the impact on passengers and services. With no international flights affected”.

However domestic flights in Japan could be subject to cancellation and/or delay.

ANA apologized for the inconvenience caused in a statement today saying it “appreciates [customers] understanding and patience.”

Passengers intending to take ANA domestic flights on February 1 are requested to check the status of their flights with the ANA Reservations Center (0570-029-222), ANA Sky Web (www.ana.co.jp/eng) 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.”

ANA Group says it will continue urgent negotiations with the unions to avert a strike.

1. Strike Action:

24-hour strike starting at 00:00 hours on February 1 (Wed), 2012

2.  Affected Flights

Domestic: 10.0 % of a total of 952 flights (68 cancellations, 27 delays)

International: none

Official site: www.ana.co.jp