Japan to favour ANA in Tokyo Haneda slot allocation with over half of slots: local reports
ANA Holdings could reportedly be awarded more than half of 20 new international slots at Tokyo Haneda Airport by Japan's MLIT, according to reports from Nikkei and Reuters Japan. The allocation, which could be announced as early as today (02-Oct-2013), has been highly contested, and will reportedly see ANA receive 11 slots against five for JAL. The distribution of a further four slots designated for routes to and from the US will be decided after Japan concludes bilateral negotiations with the US Government. It has been reportedly that the latest allocation was instead decided with heavy involvement from the Prime Minister's office.