Virgin Australia and ANA announce expanded partnership

Render of tailplanes of Virgin Australia and ANA aircraft.
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Virgin Australia and Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), have announced a significantly expanded partnership. This collaboration promises increased levels of codeshare co-operation, a host of member loyalty benefits, and seamless travel across both carriers’ extensive networks.

Japan remains a popular travel destination with Australians, and the expanded pairing of the two airlines will come as a bonus to travellers.

The agreement expands travel opportunities with ANA-operated flights across a vast network of more than 130 destinations, spanning Japan, Asia, North America, and Europe.

A step forward for Velocity Frequent Flyer


The recent launch of Virgin Australia’s inaugural service between Cairns and Tokyo (Haneda) set the stage for this momentous partnership with ANA.

By joining forces, the two airlines have opened up a world of possibilities for travelers within Japan, unlocking benefits across 12 domestic connections, including popular destinations such as Sapporo, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka-Itami, Kochi, Osaka-Kansai, Kumamoto, Nagoya, Nagasaki, Oita, Okinawa, and Miyazaki.

Insights from Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO


Expressing his enthusiasm for this expanded partnership, Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO, Nick Rohrlach, views it as a significant milestone for both Virgin Australia and Velocity Frequent Flyer.

He emphasized their commitment to international network growth, achieved through world-leading airline partnerships.

The collaboration with ANA introduces unparalleled value and choice for their guests and members, creating an extensive network of destinations to explore.

With ANA’s global reach, Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now earn Points and Status Credits on ANA-operated flights to more than 130 additional destinations.

This extended network spans across Japan, Asia, North America, and Europe, opening doors for seamless and rewarding travel experiences.

Discovering the allure of Japan


Following the successful commencement of the Cairns to Tokyo (Haneda) service, Virgin Australia’s partnership with ANA brings forth exciting opportunities for guests and members traveling to and within Japan.

As Australia’s favorite destination for both holidaying and business travel, Japan holds a special place in the hearts of many travelers.

The seamless connectivity and vast array of destinations offered by this collaboration ensure a more enriching and rewarding travel experience for passengers.

About All Nippon Airways


All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan, operating both domestic and international flights. It is a member of the Star Alliance, one of the world’s three major airline alliances.

ANA is headquartered in Shiodome City Center in the Shiodome area of Minato ward of Tokyo.

ANA was founded in 1952 as Nihon Aeroplane Manufacturing Company, Limited. It changed its name to All Nippon Airways in 1953.

ANA began international flights in 1958, with a service to Hong Kong. The airline has since expanded its international network to over 50 destinations in Asia, North America, Europe, and Oceania.

ANA is a 5-star airline according to Skytrax, the world’s leading airline rating agency. It has been consistently ranked among the world’s best airlines for its service, comfort, and amenities.

ANA has also been recognized for its on-time performance, winning the title of “Global No.1 On-time Airliner” in 2021.

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