Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with ITA Airways to connect the two airlines’ networks.

The codeshare will officially launch on 24 January, with tickets on sale from 17 January, and enable enhanced connectivity for passengers via the two airlines’ hubs. Customers flying with ANA and ITA Airways will be able to fly to their final destination with a single ticket.

All Nippon Airways will apply its “NH” code on ITA Airways’ flight between Tokyo Haneda and Rome Fiumicino as well as five destinations in Italy in connection with Fiumicino (Bologna, Venice, Turin, Florence and Naples).

ITA Airways, meanwhile, will add its “AZ” code on six domestic Japanese destinations (Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Itami, Kansai, Okinawa and Sapporo).

The two airlines are also considering expanding their cooperation by adding additional codes in the near future.

The press release states:

“This agreement will contribute to further consolidate the economic and commercial relations between Italy and Japan and will offer Italian tourists the opportunity to broadly discover the wonders of Japan and to Japanese citizens the opportunity to easily travel to Italy, ensuring the highest standards of safety.”