All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline and Singapore Airlines (SIA) signed a joint venture framework agreement that would deepen the partnership between the two Star Alliance carriers. This deal aims to provide customers with more seamless flight connectivity between the two carriers and access to a wider network.
It would allow ANA and SIA to further strengthen their cooperation on services between Singapore and Japan, as well as in key markets including Australia, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Both airline groups would also be able to jointly offer customers more seamless access to flights in their respective route networks, a broad range of joint fare products, tie-ups between frequent flyer programmes and aligned corporate programmes to strengthen their proposition to corporate clients.
Yuji Hirako, president and CEO of ANA said: “We have worked closely with SIA for many years and we are excited to take this partnership one step further. The joint venture will help to build upon our 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 SIA. If authorised, it will become just the third airline joint venture partner for ANA.