All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, and ITA Airways, the Italian national carrier, have recently inked a new codeshare agreement.
This collaboration, set to take effect from January 24th, will provide more travel opportunities for customers of both carriers, with enhanced connectivity via Rome Fiumicino and Tokyo Haneda, the two airlines’ hubs.
Elevated Connectivity Through Hubs
The essence of this new commercial partnership lies in the enhanced connectivity facilitated by the collaboration between Rome Fiumicino and Tokyo Haneda, the primary hubs for ITA Airways and ANA, respectively.
Passengers can now anticipate a seamless journey, benefiting from a streamlined process that begins at the departure airport and concludes at their final destination.
Commencing January 17th, travelers with All Nippon Airways and ITA Airways will enjoy the benefit of flying to their desired destinations with a single ticket.
The convenience extends to the check-in process, where passengers can check-in at the departure airport and find their checked baggage awaiting them at the final destination airport.
As part of the agreement, All Nippon Airways will utilize its “NH” code on ITA Airways’ flight between Haneda and Rome, as well as connecting flights to five prominent Italian destinations via Rome Fiumicino Airport—Bologna, Venice, Turin, Florence, and Naples.
In return, ITA Airways will reciprocate by adding its “AZ” code to six domestic Japanese destinations: Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Itami, Kansai, Okinawa, and Sapporo.
Notably, discussions are underway to add more codes, promising further expansion of this mutually beneficial cooperation.
Strengthening Bilateral Relations
Beyond the realm of air travel, this alliance is poised to contribute significantly to the economic and commercial ties between Italy and Japan.
By fostering easier travel, the partnership not only opens doors for Italian tourists to explore the wonders of Japan but also allows Japanese citizens to conveniently experience the beauty of Italy while ensuring the highest standards of safety.
Founded in 1952, All Nippon Airways has evolved from operating just two helicopters to becoming the largest airline in Japan.
ANA HOLDINGS Inc., established in 2013, is the largest airline group holding company in Japan, comprising 69 companies, including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.
As the launch customer and largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, ANA has garnered SKYTRAX’s esteemed 5-Star rating every year since 2013, a testament to its commitment to superior service.
About ITA Airways
ITA Airways, wholly owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, is on a mission to create an efficient and innovative air carrier.
With a focus on quality connectivity, sustainability, and customer service, ITA Airways aims to position itself as a reference point for air travel in Italy.
As a member of the SkyTeam alliance since October 2021, ITA Airways is poised to make waves in the aviation industry.
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