All Nippon returns to Brussels after nine-month absence
It was operated by the carrier’s Star Wars-liveried B787-9, which was welcomed back with a water salute. The crew received Belgian chocolates while all arriving passengers each received a gift.
The return flight departed on 19 December with 182 passengers, the airport told us.
All Nippon began Tokyo Narita – Brussels in 2015 and it exceeded 156,000 two-way seats in 2019.
Tokyo Narita was the Belgian capital’s second-thickest Asia route by non-stop seats, behind Bangkok but ahead of Beijing.
All Nippon’s Barcelona – Narita had an estimated seat factor of 89% last year. Approximately 68,000, or almost half, of its traffic was P2P. A further ~36% connected over the airport to Narita or bridged both airports.
Barcelona – Brussels – Narita was All Nippon’s top route over the EU’s capital airport, booking data obtained via OAG Traffic Analyser.