All Nippon Airways says 40,000 seat reservations have been canceled on its Japan-China flights for the three months to November amid the bitter Senkaku dispute.
The seats were booked for group tours. About 12,000 were for flights to China and the rest to Japan, ANA said Wednesday.
Japan Airlines said Monday about 15,500 seats reserved for group tours had been canceled on its Japan-China flights for the three months to November.
“I understand that demand for routes that attract many tourists will be tough for the time being,” ANA President Shinichiro Ito said. “But cargo, which accounts for a high ratio of our revenue, has not been affected much.”
He said smaller aircraft will be used where demand is down sharply.