ANA and Air India Partner Up For Codeshare

ANA and Air India Partner Up For Codeshare
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All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Air India have this week announced a new codesharing arrangement.

The two sides signed the agreement on April 23, in a further boost for Japan-India travel ties.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The ANA & Air India Codeshare…

ANA and Air India Partner Up For Codeshare
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It is understood that the codesharing arrangement between Air India and ANA will begin on May 23.

The Japanese carrier will apply it’s NH code onto flights between Narita and Delhi, with the Indian carrier adding it’s AI code on the Haneda-Delhi flights.

Such bookings under the codeshare are already available to book ahead of the May 23 launch.

It is understood that this agreement is part of wider agreements made between India and Japan.

An Important Step, Both Sides Say…

ANA and Air India Partner Up For Codeshare
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Katsuya Goto, Executive Vice President of Alliances and International Affairs at ANA had this to say:

“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 travelers and we hope this will lead to a seamless travel environment between our two nations.”

Adding to this was Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial & Transformation Officer, Air India:

“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.”


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In conclusion, this is yet another major codesharing arrangement between two massive airlines.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on how the initial codeshare performs.

If it performs well, then there will be scope to grow this further going into the future.

But for now, let’s see how things go on launch day, which is May 23!

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