ANA and Alitalia Sign Commercial Partnership Agreement

TOKYO/ROME, March 23, 2018 - All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Alitalia, today announced that the two carriers signed an agreement to establish a commercial partnership.
From October 28, 2018, the two carriers will commence codeshare (*1) operations on Japan=Italy routes as well as domestic routes within Japan and Italy.
In addition, ANA and Alitalia will cooperate also 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 the 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

1. Codeshare Routes
Planned commencement date:October 28, 2018
Start of sales: Mid-September, 2018

(International Route)

(Domestic Route)

2. Frequent Flyer Program Partnership
Planned commencement date:October 28, 2018

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About ANA
Following the "Inspiration of Japan" high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating from SKYTRAX for 5 consecutive years starting in 2013. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times in the past 10 years - 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 85 international routes and 116 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 52.1 million passengers in FY2016, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

About Alitalia
Alitalia Società Aerea Italiana ( is the Italian largest airline. As part of its 2018 summer schedule, Alitalia flies to 93 destinations, including 23 Italian and 70 international destinations, with over 4,000 weekly flights and 143 routes. Alitalia boasts one of the most modern and efficient fleets in the world. It is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and is part of the Transatlantic Joint Venture alongside Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines.