Last month I wrote about Japan Airlines giving away free tickets this Olympic summer and now it seems ANA All Nippon Airways has brought out a similar promotion, charging on 2020 Yen (US$20) per flight for their domestic “Discover JAPAN Fare” during the summer months.
The promotion is not yet active (similar to the Japan Airlines one which has updated their website saying it’ll open in late February) but once it does passengers from abroad will be able to purchase these tickets without requiring an international connection flight to Japan on ANA.
You can access the Discover Japan Fare website here.
There are a variety of different domestic discount promotions but according to Live Japan only the Discover Japan fare will be covered by this campaign and the passenger must be an international visitor.
The Japan Tourism Agency and JNTO (Japanese National Tourism Organization) have launched the “Your Japan 2020 Campaign” especially for overseas visitors coming to Japan in 2020.
One of the most exciting parts of that program are these deals that JAL and ANA have decided to introduce, so let’s take a look! [ I have already mentioned the JAL promotion I wrote about in December so here I want to focus on the ANA fare ]. …
All Nippon Airways (ANA), will reduce their fares to the “ANA Discover JAPAN Fare” to 2020 yen for domestic flights to and from the Tohoku region for tourists visiting Japan. This will be for a limited time, from July to September 2020.
*Fares are subject to exchange rates in foreign currencies
Flights eligible for the 2020 yen rate include flights to and from: Aomori, Odate Noshiro, Akita, Shonai, Sendai, and Fukushima airports (domestic). Traveling from major cities such as Tokyo and Osaka will mean you can save up to 80% on regular fares.
Additionally, if you use ANA domestic flights (all routes eligible) in conjunction with an ANA international flight, there is set to be a campaign that will offer significantly discounted fares for a limited time. Details and pricing will be announced from spring so keep a look out!
If one wants to be a bit more flexible with the dates it’s possible to book the Experience Japan Fare for as little as 5,500 yen but an incoming flight (any airline) has to be quoted.
While the summer with exception of Japanese holidays in August is traditionally low tourism season keep in mind that the Tokyo Olympics will be during that period as well so what surprises me most is that JAL will put an extra strain on their domestic route network during this busy period.
I’ll might book myself a trip in late September at which point the steaming hot summer is on it’s way out and so are the masses of Olympic visitors. Once the details are published it’ll give a clearer picture of what kind of a promotion this is. I find it rather strange to not even have an active ANA website to promote this campaign, especially since JAL has one up for over a month already.
Since this will be a paid ticket even at 2020 yen all of them are eligible to collect miles depending on your frequent flyer program of choice.