All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Alitalia have announced that the two carriers signed an agreement to establish a commercial partnership.
As from October 28 2018, the two carriers will commence codeshare (*1) operations on routes between Japan and Italy, as well as domestic routes within Japan and Italy.
In addition, ANA and Alitalia will also cooperate on frequent flyer programs mutually giving reciprocity access to their members and activating mileage accrual on codeshare routes and mileage redemption on the partners’ network.
Both carriers acknowledge the Japan-Italy market to be important as travel demand between Japan and Italy is steadily growing. The cooperation among ANA and Alitalia will expand the network between Japan and Italy, which will benefit customers by providing them with greater choice and flexibility.
The two airlines plan to further grow the commercial cooperation by including further codeshare routes in near future, thus strengthening the bridge between Japan and Italy.
(*1)Subject to approval from the relevant authorities
23 March 2018
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