All Nippon Airways Co. plans to send one or two directors from the ANA group to the board of embattled Skymark Airlines Inc. to help it rebuild, ANA President Osamu Shinobe said Sunday.

In an interview with Kyodo News in Miami, Shinobe, 62, also expressed confidence in the turnaround plan recently announced by Skymark, even though the largest creditor, U.S. aircraft leasing company Intrepid Aviation Ltd., is opposed to ANA becoming one of the rehabilitation sponsors and has offered its own revival plan.

"We believe that the draft plan by ANA Holdings and others featuring the single-model aircraft and code shares with us is most solid. It will fully contribute to reconstruction and we are confident of it," he said.