All Nippon Airways (ANA), one of the leading carriers of Japan, has announced that it will get into a comprehensive partnership with Garuda, which is the flag carrier of Indonesia. As a result of this partnership, the two carriers will codeshare their flights. Simultaneously, it will also allow passengers to redeem and collect miles on the frequent flyer programs of both the airlines. This will let travellers in this region get more options on international flight schedules.
More Option for Frequent Fliers
A new route of ANA will be launched from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Jakarta Airport from March 2014, allowing passengers to make an All Nippon booking on this route. Also, there have been talks that Garuda will initiate services on the same route sometime during 2014. As a result of increase in flying options, there will be a significant boost to the number of weekly flights between Japan and Indonesia. Also, both carriers have stated that they will provide better and a wider service with more destinations soon to be a part of their schedules.
A detailed list of the change in flight status of these two airlines will be displayed on travel portals soon for people to make bookings. This partnership will benefit business travellers as well as vacationers, who frequent these two countries. Also, people from the Indian subcontinent will be benefited as these two countries are often visited by people from this region. Also, there is a demand for increase in Mumbai Kuala Lumpur flights as evident from independent surveys. With both the carriers promising to increase their routes in the near future, there will be much anticipation that they will connect more popular destinations. Undoubtedly, this new partnership between ANA and Garuda will improve the quality of air transport in southeast and east Asia.