Air India, Nippon Airways signs codeshare accord

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Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau
NEW YORK, 24th April.
 Air India, India’s leading global airline and All Nippon Airways, Japanese carrier on Tuesday have signed a codeshare agreement connecting their networks, according to the news media reported.

The new commercial partnership will provide more travel opportunities for customers of both airlines, who will benefit from the enhanced flight selections between India and Japan.

Air India and All Nippon Airways guests will fly to their desired destination by combining those flights between India and Japan with a single ticket with this agreement, effective for travel from today.

In addition, guests of both airlines flying on codeshare flights will enjoy premium services such as lounge access and priority boarding that Star Alliance offers to its premium members.

Air India will add its ‘AI’ designator code on ANA’s flights between Tokyo Haneda and Delhi as well as Tokyo Narita and Mumbai, while All Nippon Airways will add its ‘NH’ designator code on Air India’s flight between Tokyo Narita and Delhi.

Air India and ANA are considering further expanding their cooperation on additional routes.

Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial & Transformation Officer, Air India said “This codeshare agreement with All Nippon Airways marks an important step forward in connecting India and Japan.”

The agreement will contribute to consolidate the economic and commercial relations between India and Japan and will offer Indian tourists the opportunity to broadly discover the wonders of Japan and to Japanese citizens the opportunity to easily travel to India, ensuring the highest standards of safety.

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