ANA Holdings Inc., the parent company of All Nippon Airways Co., is expanding training programs for pilots and air traffic controllers at its academies in the United States, Japan and Thailand, seeing opportunities in the global pilot shortage stemming from the growing number of budget airlines taking to the skies.

Under its long-term business plan, Japan's biggest aviation group by revenue is aiming to derive around ¥375 billion ($3.03 billion) from operations peripheral to its mainstay passenger and cargo flight services in fiscal 2025.

This amounts to roughly 15 percent of its projected consolidated revenue for the business year, which ends March 2026. It also represents an increase of approximately 90 percent from the company's comparable estimated fiscal 2015 revenue.