Juneyao Airlines, one of the private-owned airlines in mainland China and the first “Connecting Partner” of Star Alliance, will launch codeshare cooperation starting from March 25, 2018 with ANA, one of the premier airlines in Japan focused on delivering excellent customer service, the company said.
The codeshare cooperation mainly involves Sino-Japan trunk routes as well as beyond flights. Therefore Juneyao Airlines will benefit from the fruitful cooperation and is likely to further perfect its network in Asia, receiving opportunities to expand Japanese market and boost its internationalization, and passengers will have more choices travelling between the two neighboring countries.
According to the codeshare agreement, Juneyao Airlines will place its own “HO” code on ANA operated Sino-Japan trunk routes connecting Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya and Osaka Kansai, and also beyond routes in domestic Japan to Tokyo Haneda, Sapporo and Naha from Osaka Kansai.
On the other side, ANA will have its “NH” code on Juneyao operated Shanghai Pudong – Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya, Osaka Kansai and Nanjing — Osaka Kansai flights. Passengers will also see “NH” code on Juneyao operated Chinese domestic flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chongqing, Xi´an, Harbin and Changchun. Both sides have agreed to start codeshare sales through both official channels and authorized agencies from March 22. In addition, both parties will set up transit counters in Shanghai Pudong and Osaka Kansai airport, offering seamless experience for transit passengers.
Besides the codeshare, Juneyao Airlines and ANA have reached consensus on intensifying FFP (Frequent Flyer Program) cooperation and providing top-notch FFP services.
The FFP cooperation will start on the same day of the codeshare implementation and will allow customers from Juneyao Air Club and ANA Mileage Club to earn miles on certain classes and redeem flights of both sides. What´s more, both carriers will offer priority privileges for elite members on codeshare flights, including priority check-in, priority baggage handling, priority boarding, extra baggage allowance and lounge access.
Juneyao Airlines Co., Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Juneyao Group, targeting at middle-to-high-level official, business and private tourism markets. Juneyao Airlines started its inaugural flight in September 2006 and became the first Connecting Partner of Star Alliance in May 2017. As of today, Juneyao Airlines owns 67 brand new Airbus A320 series aircrafts whose average age is only 3 years. In 2017, Juneyao Airlines have carried over 16 million passengers.
Based in Shanghai and Nanjing, Juneyao Airlines operates 110 routes linking major cities in China as well as surrounding countries. It will further launch intercontinental flights after receiving Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in late 2018.
Established in 1952, with a current fleet scale of 260 airplanes, ANA has become the largest airline in Japan, and one of the most significant airlines in Asia, and has launched 85 international routes and 116 Japanese domestic routes. Since 2013, ANA has been appraised by SKYTRAX as a 5-star airline company for 5 consecutive years. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years – 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.