All Nippon Airways to team up with PAL

Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said Wednesday that it will team up with Philippine Airlines (PAL) as they signed a codeshare agreement effective October 26 pending regulatory approval.

The code-share will be subject to government approvals, ANA, a unit of ANA Holdings Inc., said in a press release that they will start the joint operations with Philippine Airlines, which operates under PAL Holdings Inc., later this month.

The deal follows the opening of new landing slots at Haneda airport in Tokyo in March that increased the number of their flights between the two countries. The companies will be offering combined 74 flights a week between the two countries to their clients once they begin in October 26. The Philippine carrier has flights from Manila to Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, and both Tokyo airports, as well as a route from Cebu to Tokyo Narita Airport. ANA flies to Manila from both Haneda and Narita. Cebu Pacific Air and Japan Airlines also compete on Japan-Philippines routes.

ANA also said that the tie-up will enable passengers flying between the two nations to take advantage of through check-in that will reduce minimum connection times at Manila airport by 30 minutes to 90 minutes when connecting to onward domestic flights.

The two airlines decided a codeshare partnership was the best option after the investment talks finished.

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