All Nippon Airways (ANA) has signed a codeshare agreement with its Star Alliance partner, SAS. The agreement was signed in Tokyo this week by ANA’s President & CEO, Shinichiro Ito, and Rickard Gustafson, President & CEO of SAS.
From 23 May 2011, passengers will be able to book with ANA to travel on SAS-operated services between Tokyo and Copenhagen. SAS will place its flight code on ANA-operated flights between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Sapporo, Osaka and Fukuoka. ANA will also place its ANA flight code on SAS-operated flights within Europe at a later stage.
“We are pleased to welcome Scandinavian Airlines as our codeshare partner and look forward to cooperating with each other on our Japanese and European networks. This will give our customers access to a wider network across Europe,” said Ito.
Gustafson added; “It is almost to the day 60 years since we established the first route between Scandinavia and Tokyo. Tokyo is now one of our most popular long-haul destinations, and this agreement with ANA signifies the importance of Japan in the SAS network and the
possibility to transport our customers to other important destinations in Japan.”