All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have signed a joint venture framework agreement to deepen the partnership between the two Star Alliance carriers. The signing on 31st January 2020 will provide customers more seamless flight connectivity between both carriers across a wider network. Passengers of both ANA and SIA will benefit from this cooperation on services between Singapore and Japan, and other key markets. These include Australia, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Details of the Joint Venture
In addition to better access to flights in their respective route networks, the JV offers a broad range of joint fare products and tie-ups between frequent flyer programs. Alignment of corporate programs will also strengthen their proposition to corporate clients.
The Star Alliance carriers’ agreement will also boost passenger traffic through the Singapore and Tokyo air hubs. This furthers the existing partnership between the two airlines focusing on:
- codeshare flights
- mileage programs
- lounge access
- coordination on check-in baggage and connecting flights.
The signing, subject to regulatory approvals, will see Singapore Airlines become the third airline joint venture partner for ANA. ANA began joint venture partnerships with United Airlines in 2011 and Lufthansa Group in 2012. Singapore Airlines enjoys joint ventures with Air New Zealand, Lufthansa Group and SAS. In addition, SIA has recently applied to form a similar partnership with Malaysia Airlines Berhad.