JAKARTA, INDONESIA, December 19, 2013 - ANA, Japan's leading airline group, and Garuda, the flag-carrier airline of Indonesia, today announced a comprehensive partnership under which the two airlines will codeshare on flights between the two countries and will 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 CEO of ANA, and Emirsyab Satar, President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia.
From March 30, 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 10 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.
Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA, 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."
Garuda Indonesia President & CEO, Emirsyah Satar said ”Through this partnership, Garuda Indonesia can expand its services to several cities in Japan. In addition to Tokyo and Osaka, now the passengers of Garuda Indonesia can do business and holiday trip up to 11 cities in Japan using ANA.”
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.
ANA (All Nippon Airways)
Ryosei Nomura and Maho Ito
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues (2011) and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers (2012). Founded in 1952, ANA flies today to 31 international destinations and 50 domestic cities with a fleet of 232 aircraft serving a network of 175 routes. ANA has 14,000 employees. In 2012, it carried 45 million passengers and generated revenues of $15.8 bn. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 24 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazines, and was awarded five stars by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
ABOUT “Garuda Indonesia”
Garuda Indonesia is the “flag carrier” of Indonesia operating 131 aircraft (per H1-2013) to serve 39 domestic destinations and 20 international destinations across Southeast Asia; the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and Europe, out of its four hubs in Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar, and Medan. In line with improvements in various aspects of its performance and service, Garuda Indonesia has won a number of accolades and recognition from both national and international institutions, including “The World’s Best Economy Class” award from Skytrax in June 2013 and the “Best in Region: Asia and Australasia”, by the “Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)”, in September 2013.