Ethiopian Airlines, the flag-carrier airline of Ethiopia, and ANA, Japan’s leading airline group, signed a code-share agreement.
From October 26, 2014, the travelling public will enjoy seamless bookings on ANA and Ethiopian Airlines Network from Japan to 49 destinations in Africa through joint connecting airports of both carriers in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, London, on all code shared flights. .
ANA and Ethiopian Airlines started joint Frequent Flyer Program in December 2011 as both carriers are members of Star Alliance, the largest and oldest global airline alliance. Customers of the two airlines will continue to be able to earn and redeem miles on all flights.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “I wish to thank ANA, a fellow Star Alliance member, for this mutually beneficial codeshare partnership. Our codeshare partnership will give our customers traveling between Africa and Japan the best possible connectivity options with one ticket and one single check-in at first boarding airport. It will also play critical role in enabling greater people-to-people, investment, trade and tourism ties between a rising Africa, the second fastest growing region in the world, and a highly industrialized Japan, the third largest economy in the world.”
Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA, said: “We are pleased to welcome Ethiopian Airlines which has the largest network in Africa as our code-share partner and look forward to working together to bring our customers greater choice and convenience across our combined Japanese and African networks.”