Air Canada and All Nippon Airways
(ANA) today announced a major expansion of their network between Canada and
Japan. Effective for travel beginning August 16, the two airlines are
expanding services on a codeshare basis to include more transpacific flights
to and from Canadian and Japanese gateway cities, as well as connecting
flights within Japan and transborder flights between Canada and the United
States. Seats are now available for sale.
“With the expansion of our Japan-Canada network, we are building on the
success of our relationship with our Star Alliance partner, All Nippon
Airways, by offering customers more flights to more destinations with enhanced
connectivity between points in Canada and Japan,” said Air Canada`s Vice
President, Marketing, Danielle Poudrette.
“We have had a very successful code-share relationship with Air Canada
for over five years and with the achievement of this milestone in our
partnership we`re excited to be offering customers unprecedented comfort and
convenience,” said ANA`s Executive Vice President, Alliances, Kazuhisa Shin.
In response to growing demand for service between Japan and Canada, the
two Star Alliance partners are extending their existing codeshare agreement on
flights operated by Air Canada between Vancouver-Nagoya and Toronto-Tokyo, to
all Air Canada-operated flights to Japan including Vancouver-Tokyo and
Vancouver-Osaka flights. ANA will expand its presence in the Canadian market
through the addition of their code on selected Air Canada-operated flights
from Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg, to Chicago and Los Angeles.
Customers on these flights will benefit from convenient connections to ANA-
operated flights, offered by Air Canada on a codeshare basis, between Chicago,
Los Angeles and Tokyo. With the addition of these codeshare flights, ANA now
offers a total of 126 codeshare flights per week operated by Air Canada.
As part of this network expansion, Air Canada is significantly increasing
its presence within Japan to offer customers up to 18 daily flights between
Fukuoka, Sapporo, Okinawa and Kagoshima and the three Japanese gateway cities
served by Air Canada: Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. With the addition of these new
codeshare flights, Air Canada now offers 150 codeshare flights per week
operated by ANA.
Customers enjoy the usual Star Alliance benefits, including through check-
in, lounge access as well as mileage redemption and accumulation that
qualifies toward top tier status.