Singapore Airlines and ANA Deepen Partnership With New Joint Venture
On Friday, Singapore Airlines and ANA announced a strengthening of their business partnership with a new joint venture agreement. The new agreement between the Star Alliance Partners will boost travel opportunities between Singapore and Tokyo.
Today, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced an expansion of their partnership with a new joint venture agreement. The new agreement between the Star Alliance partners will increase travel opportunities to guests of both Airlines between their Singapore and Tokyo bases, as well as key markets in Australia, India, Indonesia and Malaysia. The joint venture announced today goes beyond the airlines’ existing partnership and focuses on codeshared flights, mileage programs, lounge access and coordinated customer and bag check-in on connecting flights. In Friday’s announcement, ANA’s President and CEO, Yuji Hirako said,
“ANA is excited about strengthening its ties with Singapore Airlines, a fellow Star Alliance member that shares our passenger-oriented philosophy and has distinguished itself as a true global leader in service and convenience. We have worked closely with Singapore Airlines for many years and we are excited to take this partnership one step further. The joint venture will help ANA and Singapore Airlines build upon their reputation for superior service, further differentiating both airlines from the competition.”
Also commenting on Friday’s announcement, Singapore Airlines’ CEO, Goh Choon Phong added,
“This proposed joint venture underscores our commitment to the important Japanese market and our valued partner ANA. Through this [partnership, customers would be able to enjoy increased flight frequencies and travel convenience and access the strong connectivity at both the Singapore and Tokyo air hubs, while enjoying the industry-leading products and services ANA and SIA are renowned for.”
Founded in 1952, ANA serves 82 international and 120 domestic destinations from their duel Tokyo hubs at Narita and Haneda airports. The carrier has been a Star Alliance partner since 1999 and currently has joint partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. The ANA Group also owns Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach and collectively, the airline group served 54.4M passengers in FY 2018. Additionally, the carrier was the launch customer and is the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family aircraft.
Singapore Airlines was founded in 1947 and is dedicated to “Service Excellence, Product Leadership and Connectivity." In 2018 the airline launched the longest commercial route with nonstop service between Singapore and New York, utilizing the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long range) aircraft. Singapore Airlines also offers nonstop service to U.S. gateways in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
Source(s): Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airways