According to Yahoo! Japan, ANA's subsidiary Air Nippon (ANK) will launch a new airline which will serve the Hokkaido region in Northern Japan.
The new airline of the ANA group "Air Nippon Network" will be fly intra-Hokkaido route with Air Nippon's YS-11. ANA will apply for operation license for the new airline in Feb. 2002. It is expected to begin its first flight in Jul. 2002.