Virgin Atlantic to Launch Codesahre Flights with ANA

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 8 June 2009

Virgin Atlantic and Japans 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 Atlantics 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 Atlantics 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, ANAs 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 friendship."

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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