Virgin Atlantic and Japan’s All Nippon Airways
(ANA) have signed a new codesharing agreement.
From August 2009, passengers will be able
to book with Virgin Atlantic to travel on ANA operated services
between Tokyo and London.
Additionally passengers will be able to
book with ANA to travel on Virgin Atlantic’s services between
London and Tokyo.
Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic said, "We are pleased to announce a codesharing agreement with ANA
in this special year of our 20th anniversary on the London-Tokyo
route. This agreement gives Virgin Atlantic’s customers even more
choice of flights between London and Tokyo. We are sure that
passengers will enjoy having more travel options as well as the
excellent service onboard with both airlines."
Mr Keisuke Okada, ANA’s Executive Vice
President of Alliance & International Affairs added, "Six years ago we tied up our
Frequent Flyer Programmes in a move that benefited the loyal
customers of both companies residing in either country. So this is
a logical and long-awaited extension of an already successful
Virgin Atlantic currently flies daily between London Heathrow
and Tokyo Narita.
Flight VS900 (NH6352) is operated by an A340-600
and departs Heathrow at 13.45, arriving into Narita at 09.30 the
following day. The return flight VS901 (NH6351) departs Narita at
11.30 arriving into Heathrow at 15.45 the same day.
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