Japan Airlines and British Airways have started
codesharing on routes between Tokyo and London (Heathrow).
At present, the airlines are codesharing on a
total of 23 routes connecting London with 23 other European
cities, and on 8 routes between Tokyo (Narita) and 7 destinations
domestically and internationally.
In addition to this, both members of the
oneworld alliance will begin to market each other's services
between Tokyo and London (Heathrow).
JAL and BA will place their respective
flight indicators on the daily service they each operate between
London and Tokyo's Narita airport, as well as on BA's five weekly
flights to/from Tokyo's downtown gateway at Haneda, jointly
offering customers 19 weekly flights between the two cities.
In conjunction with the commencement of the
Tokyo-London codeshare flights, JAL and BA will also begin selling
aligned fares applicable for JAL and BA-operated flights on these
routes, originating from either city.
With these fares that will be available from
both airlines, customers can also choose to use a combination of
JAL and BA in a single round-trip itinerary, significantly
expanding their flight options.
Customers therefore have the option of flying
JAL one-way and BA the other, creating an itinerary that suits
their needs, at fares never before available for such a
combination. Historically, customers would have to buy the highest
tier (Normal Fares) for an itinerary involving one-way sectors on
both airlines, but from 1 October 2012, this will be possible with
all aligned fares.
Reservations and ticket issuance for the new
codeshare flights, as well as sales of aligned fares will begin
today, 5 September 2012, for departures from 1 October 2012.
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