All Nippon Airways and Alitalia have agreed to a commercial partnership, which will see them codeshare on each others' flights from 28 October.

ANA will place its code on Alitalia’s services from Tokyo Narita to Milan and Rome, as well as on its domestic services to six Italian points (Turin, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice and Naples). Alitalia will meanwhile place its code on ANA’s services to five Japanese points (Sapporo, Sendai, Osaka, Fukuoka and Okinawa).

The duo will also co-operate on frequent flyer programmes, including reciprocal mileage accrual on codeshare routes and redemptions.

“The cooperation among ANA and Alitalia will expand the network between Japan and Italy, which will benefit customers by providing them with greater choice and flexibility,” say the duo in a joint statement.

“The two airlines plan to further grow the commercial cooperation by including further codeshare routes in the near future, thus strengthening the bridge between Japan and Italy.”

FlightGlobal schedules data shows that ANA does not operate any services to Italy.

ANA is a Star Alliance carrier while Alitalia belongs to SkyTeam.

Source: Cirium Dashboard