ANA and LOT Polish Airlines expand codeshare partnerships
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (hereafter ANA) and LOT Polish Airlines (hereafter LOT) are pleased to announce that from December 1, 2016, they will expand their range of code share flights to cover certain domestic Japanese routes operated by ANA. As a result of this new codeshare arrangement, passengers will be able to fly using LOT flight numbers between destinations in Europe in addition to Warsaw, Poland and various regions of Japan, including Sapporo, Sendai and Fukuoka.
Up until now, under the existing code share agreement between the two airlines, passengers were able to fly using an ANA flight number on connecting flights from cities in Europe served by ANA to Warsaw. The two airlines, as members of the Star Alliance, also already have a partnership agreement for their mileage services, and members of each airline's respective mileage program will be able to continue earning miles and using rewards on all flights operated by either airline.
Through this expanded code share agreement, ANA and LOT aim to provide customers with a wider range of choice and improved convenience.
【Current codeshare flights (LOT-operated flights)】
【New codeshare flights (ANA-Operated flights)】
About LOT Polish Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines is a modern airline that connects New Europe with the world. It provides nearly 5 million passengers a year with the shortest and most comfortable travel options to almost 60 destinations worldwide via Warsaw, a competitive hub that offers fast connections. As the only carrier in the region, LOT offers direct long-haul flights to Japan, China, South Korea, USA and Canada while building its leadership position in East Central Europe. It flies one of the youngest fleets in Europe and, as the only airline, operates the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the world's most advanced aircraft, on all long-haul connections. LOT relies primarily on the passion and positive energy of its team members, including top ranking pilots in the global aviation business, often champions in many aviation sports. With 87 years of experience, LOT is also one of the oldest airlines in the world and with the most internationally recognized Polish brand. This recognition is proven by the numerous awards from industry organizations, media and, above all, from passengers. More information for media available at http://corporate.lot.com/pl/en/press-room
ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 84 international routes and 119 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 250 aircraft. In FY2015, it carried 50.8 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.79 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a 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 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and in 2016 was awarded five stars for the fourth consecutive year by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.