All Nippon Airways and Garuda Indonesia, the flag-carrier airline of Indonesia, have announced a comprehensive partnership under which the two airlines will codeshare on flights between the two countries.
The deal will also allow passengers to be able to collect and redeem miles on Frequent Flyer Program of both airlines.
The partnership, which will enhance passenger choice and frequency of services, was announced at a ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia attended by Osamu Shinobe, president and chief executive of ANA, and Emirsyah Satar, president and chief executive of Garuda Indonesia.
From March 30th, 2014, ANA will operate new route between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Jakarta Airport, followed by Garuda opening the same route from first semester 2014.
These new flights will increase the number of weekly flights operated by the two carriers between Japan and Indonesia to 53 - comprising 14 ANA flights and 39 Garuda Indonesia flights.
Both airlines will be providing improved and expanded customer service concurrent with this agreement and network expansion.
ANA and Garuda will allocate code share flight numbers to flights between Japan and Indonesia operated by each airline.
Passengers on ANA flights arriving in Jakarta will be able to travel on to maximum of ten Indonesian routes such as Jogjakarta or Denpasar on code share flights operated by Garuda Indonesia while passengers on Garuda Indonesia flights arriving at Haneda Airport, Narita Airport or Kansai International Airport will be able to travel on to maximum of 11 Japanese routes such as Chitose or Nagoya using code share flights operated by ANA.
Shinobe said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Garuda and look forward to working together to bring our customers greater choice and convenience across our combined Japanese and Indonesian networks.”
The two airlines will also start discussions on a partnership between their respective mileage programs.
The details of joint mileage program, including the start date, will be announced separately on both companies’ websites when decided.