All Nippon & Singapore Airlines Announce Connectivity-Focussed Joint Venture

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have announced a new joint venture (JV) agreement. The JV aims to enhance flight connectivity for passengers, in addition to strengthening network support between the two carriers. For instance, the agreement focusses on services between Singapore and Japan, as well as in key markets including Australia, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

In addition, both members of the Star Alliance group will be able to offer a broad range of joint fare products, tie-ups between frequent flyer programs and aligned corporate programs.

This latest announcement builds on the existing partnership between the two airlines that focuses on codeshare flights, mileage programs, lounge access, and coordination on check-in baggage and connecting flights.

“ANA is excited about strengthening its ties with Singapore Airlines, a fellow Star Alliance member that shares our passenger-oriented philosophy and has also distinguished itself as a true global leader in service and convenience,” said Yuji Hirako, President and CEO of ANA. “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.”

“This proposed joint venture underscores our commitment to the important Japanese market and our valued partner ANA,” said Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines. “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.”