Air New Zealand Code Share with ANA Commences this weekend
The recently announced code share arrangement with Star Alliance partner ANA will commence this Sunday 25 March coinciding with the start of the Northern Hemisphere summer schedule.
Apart from the code share, ANA will also be taking over as Air New Zealand’s ground handler (passenger, ramp and line maintenance) at both Narita International Airport (NRT) and Kansai International Airport (KIX).
For NRT operations it will mean a change of terminal from Terminal 2, where we currently operate, to Terminal 1 (South) to join our other Star Alliance partners. The last flight operating out of Terminal 2 will be Saturday 24 March.
A ceremony will be held on Sunday at Terminal 1 to welcome Air New Zealand. It will be attended by Air New Zealand Deputy CEO Norm Thompson, ANA Executive Vice President Alliances and International Relations Mr Keisuke Okada, and CEO Star Alliance Mr Mark Schwab.
The move to the Star Alliance terminal at NRT will result in reduced minimum connecting times with ANA and our Star Alliance partners. Connections with ANA domestic flights will have a minimum connecting time of 75 minutes (currently at T2 it is 110 minutes to Japan Airlines (JL) domestic flights). ANA have also permitted us a special minimum connecting time of 65 minutes to their Itami and Fukuoka flights to ensure our customers are able to connect to these destinations. Connecting times from International flights to International flights will be 110 minutes.
Air New Zealand will be utilising ANA lounges at NRT and KIX for our premium customers.
There are also extensive joint Air New Zealand/ANA marketing promotions planned over the coming months in the Japan market to promote both New Zealand and the Air New Zealand/ANA relationship.
NZ code on ANA flights:
Narita – Nagoya
Narita – Chitose (Sapporo)
Narita – Itami (Osaka)
Narita – Fukuoka
Kansai – Okinawa
ANA code on NZ flights:
Japan – Auckland (CHC will be added later)
Auckland – Wellington / Christchurch / Queenstown
Air New Zealand has plans to expand the code on both sides to include more domestic sectors and for Air New Zealand on ANA international flights beyond Japan.