TOKYO and TEMPE, Ariz. July 29, 2009 - ANA and US Airways (NYSE: LCC) customers will soon enjoy the convenience of integrated reservations and connections thanks to a new codeshare agreement slated to begin Sept. 16, pending both U.S. Department of Transportation and Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
To celebrate the new agreement, US Airways and ANA will offer double mileage to ANA Mileage Club (AMC) members traveling on all US Airways-operated flights, both international and domestic, and to Dividend Miles members traveling on all ANA-operated international and domestic flights between Sept. 16 and Nov. 30.
US Airways will place its US flight code on ANA flights between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C. (IAD), and New York (JFK). ANA will place its flight code, NH, on US Airways flights from ANA gateway cities to Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
“Working with our partner US Airways, the networks of both ANA and US Airways will expand by the commencement of our codesharing agreement, and we can together offer our customers a wider choice of flights between Japan and the United States and within the continental United States,” Keisuke Okada, ANA’s executive vice president, Alliances and International Affairs said. “As Star Alliance members, we already give our customers the advantage of collecting and using mileage on our respective networks. With this new agreement in place they will also have the convenience of using just one flight code for their connecting journeys,” he continued.
US Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Planning Andrew Nocella said, “We’re pleased to expand our virtual network through flights offered through ANA’s impressive network at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport to more than 65 destinations in Japan and Asia. And integrated reservations and connections for our customers mean simplified trip planning and one-itinerary travel.”
Codeshare routes are as follows:
|ANA Operated / US Airways Marketed (Daily Operation)
|Narita – Los Angeles
Narita – San Francisco
Narita – Chicago (O’Hare)
Narita – Washington D.C. (IAD)
Narita – New York (JFK)
|US Airways Operated / ANA Marketed (Daily Operation)*
|Washington, D.C. (IAD) – Charlotte
Chicago (O’Hare) – Charlotte
Chicago (O’Hare) – Philadelphia
San Francisco – Las Vegas
San Francisco – Phoenix
Los Angeles – Las Vegas
Los Angeles – Phoenix
|* Some codeshare on US operating routes will commence after conditions are met.
ANA is Japan’s largest domestic carrier and the tenth largest airline in the world by passenger load, according to IATA rankings, carrying almost 50 million passengers every year to 52 destinations in Japan and 26 cities throughout Asia, Europe and the US on its fleet of 210 aircraft. ANA has won awards in all categories for its product and services and was voted Airlines of the Year for 2007 by Air Transport World Magazines. ANA joined the Star Alliance in 1999 and will celebrate its 10th year Star Alliance membership.
About US Airways
US Airways was America’s number one on-time airline in 2008 among the “Big Six” hub-and-spoke airlines according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs more than 33,000 aviation professionals worldwide. And for the eleventh consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Charlotte, North Carolina hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)
ANA and US Airways are members of Star Alliance. Their customers enjoy access to a network of more than 17,000 daily flights to 916 airport destinations in 160 countries, and reciprocal benefits such as mileage accrual, redemption and lounge access.