Japan and American Airlines Expand Codeshare

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Japan Airlines and American Airlines have agreed to expand their codeshare cooperation from 26 October 2014, resulting in an increase in the number of JAL codeshare flights available on the U.S. - Brazil routes operated by AA.

In addition to JAL's codeshare flights (operated by AA) to Brazil via New York and Dallas Fort Worth, the airline decided to add new codeshare flights on the Los Angeles - San Paulo route into its network between Japan and Brazil, to provide customers with improved convenience and benefits.

In 2013, Brazil entered the top ten for international tourism expenditure at tenth place, on the back of a 13% increase to US$ 25 billion.

Hosting the FIFA World Cup helped receipts from international tourism in Brazil to grow by 10% in the first seven months of 2014 with a staggering 60% increase in June and July.

According to the WTTC, travel and tourism in Brazil generated 3,048,500 jobs directly in 2013 (3.0% of total employment) and this is forecast to grow by 2.8% in 2014 to 3,134,000 (3.1% of total employment). By 2024, the travel and tourism sector is expected to account for 3,787,000 jobs directly, an increase of 1.9% pa over the next ten years.

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