JAPAN: Green light for ANA-Lufthansa JV

ANA, Japan’s largest airline and Lufthansa have announced that they are launching a strategic joint venture with each other on Japan-Europe routes after ANA received Anti-Trust Immunity (ATI) approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport. This latest agreement between the two Star Alliance members follows the launch of a similar joint venture […]


ANA, Japan’s largest airline and Lufthansa have announced that they are launching a strategic joint venture with each other on Japan-Europe routes after ANA received Anti-Trust Immunity (ATI) approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport. This latest agreement between the two Star Alliance members follows the launch of a similar joint venture between ANA and United Airlines on transpacific routes in April. The joint venture with Lufthansa will allow ANA and Lufthansa to work together on schedule coordination and joint product sales. The two carriers aim to introduce the new joint venture within the 2011 winter timetable.