Japan Airlines and Malaysia Airlines ared
expanding their respective networks through a new codeshare
agreement beginning 1 July 2012.
JAL will begin marketing
MH-operated flights between Kuala Lumpur and Japan, as well as
five other Malaysia domestic points and seven regional
destinations such as Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Conversely, MH will place its flight indicator on JL-operated
flights connecting Tokyo (Narita) to Fukuoka, Nagoya and Sapporo
in Japan, and to nine international cities including Asian
powerhouses like Hong Kong, Taipei and Seoul, resort destinations
like Guam and Honolulu, and across the Pacific to Boston, Chicago
and New York.
Reservations and sales of the new MH
and JL-coded flights begin tomorrow, 12 June 2012.
"Malaysia Airlines is excited
to be able to partner with JAL in a codeshare that gives us an
excellent opportunity to expand Malaysia Airlines reach without
having to mount our own flights to cities in Japan and beyond in
North Asia and the US," said Malaysia Airlines Group CEO, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya. "This
codeshare between Malaysia Airlines and JAL
is also an important first step towards strengthening our
relations with partner airlines in the oneworld alliance and we
hope to enter more codeshare relationships with other oneworld
partners progressively in the coming months, which will also
contribute towards greater connectivity for the alliance."
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