ANA and Air India to launch codeshare partnership

ANA and Air India to launch codeshare partnership

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Air India, the national flag carrier of India, have entered into a commercial agreement marking the beginning of a codeshare partnership that will connect Japan and India.

Beginning May 23, this partnership between the two Star Alliance members will enhance flight selection options for travellers, allowing passengers to more easily fly to their desired destinations by combining flights across the two airlines into a single ticket.

In addition, both travellers flying on codeshare flights can enjoy premium services such as lounge access and priority boarding that Star Alliance offers to its premium members.

Available for sale from April 23, ANA will apply its “NH” code to Air India’s flights between Narita and Delhi and Air India will add its “AI” code to ANA’s flights between Haneda and New Delhi as well as Narita and Mumbai.

Katsuya Goto, Executive Vice President of Alliances and International Affairs said: “We look forward to building this strategic partnership with Air India, as it is a significant step towards furthering stronger air connectivity and enhancing customer experience between Japan and India.

“This collaboration is a testament to ANA’s commitment to improving the air travel experience for all of its travellers and we hope this will lead to a seamless travel environment between our two nations.”

The two airlines are considering expanding its cooperation by adding additional destinations in the near future.

This agreement will contribute to expanding the economic and commercial relations between India and Japan, by offering travellers from both countries new opportunities to discover the wonders of both countries.

Codeshare flights will be available for sale through the airlines’ respective websites, reservation systems and travel agencies.

Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial & Transformation Officer, Air India said: “This codeshare agreement with All Nippon Airways marks an important step forward in connecting India and Japan.

“This collaboration broadens our network connectivity and offers our guests seamless travel experiences and a wider choice of flights between the two countries.

“We look forward to a successful collaboration with ANA and exploring further avenues for cooperation in the future.”