New ANA Connection Bus for Transfers between Int'l & Domestic Flights at Haneda

New ANA Connection Bus for Transfers between Int'l & Domestic Flights at Haneda

Haneda's T2 departure lobby, where ANA handles their domestic passengers.

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All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) will begin operating the provisionally named ANA Flight Connection Bus on March 30th. The bus service will connect domestic and international passenger terminals at Haneda Airport.

March 30th is also the first day of the summer flight schedule and the bus is part of an expansion of ground services. The buses will be free for passengers who are connecting between domestic ANA flights at Terminal 2 and international flights, having their boarding passes issued and baggages through-checked until their final destination. Hours of operation will be the time slots when ANA flies on its international routes and buses will come every 10 to 15 minutes.

ANA's Flight Connection Buses will take the shortest routes back and forth between the airport terminals and remain in the terminal area to enable easy transfers. ANA says a "connections security screening area" will also be added to the International Terminal on the first day of bus service to make for even smoother movement between domestic and international routes. Details such as service info, connection routes and ineligible flights can be checked at ANA's Japanese website and, as of the time this article was written, may become available in English at a later time.

Travelers currently have to ride the "free interterminal bus" operated by the airport or a free train along the airport tracks operated by Keihin Kyuko or the Tokyo Monorail (providing they have a "connection ride pass") when they make connections between international and domestic routes at Haneda Airport, but both options require them to go outside the terminal first.

ANA will expand its international network serving Haneda Airport to 23 flights on 17 routes on March 30th. The carrier flies on 37 domestic routes (excluding code share flights).