Singapore Airlines and ANA has signed a partnership pact last Friday. Through this Joint Venture, customers will enjoy shorter layovers and greater flight connection opportunities; where both airlines will leverage on each other’s connectivity in their own hubs. Both airlines will be looking at ways to coordinate networks, flight schedules, capacity and fare pricing.
Targeted Markets In The Partnership
Singapore – Japan
Singapore Airlines currently operates 6x daily flight, while ANA currently operates 4x daily flights between Singapore and Tokyo.
By taking a look at ANA‘s domestic network, it is clear to see how ANA can assist Singapore Airlines to expand its reach into Japan. Singapore Airlines (along with SilkAir) currently operates direct flights to Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Hiroshima only.
Japan – Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia via Singapore
Putting these maps together, it is very easy to see how important this partnership is. By coordinating flight schedules in these 6 markets, especially between Singapore and Japan, both airlines may see an increase in traffic flows as a result of coordinated pricing, more connection opportunities and better layover timings.
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