Japan Airlines (JAL) has entered into bilateral agreements with oneworld-alliance partners American Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways, as well as with China Airlines (CAL), to begin offering codeshare flights from the new international terminal at Haneda which opens on October 21.
Including new codeshare flights with American to six destinations in the United States via San Francisco and with Air France to 14 cities in Europe via Paris, Japan Airlines is set to expand its international network from Haneda to offer customers a wider range of travel choices and more convenience.
There will be 13 daily JAL-operated flights on 10 international routes out of Haneda from October 31. Additionally, JAL’s international network from the newest terminal will cover 11 destinations when it places its ‘JL’ indicator on American’s new daily New York flight from January 2011.
JAL will also codeshare on Cathay Pacific’s twice-daily flights to Hong Kong and China Airlines’ twice-daily flights to Taipei (Songshan). Together with an increase in the number of flights on the Haneda-Seoul (Gimpo) and Haneda-Shanghai (Hongqiao) routes operated by existing codeshare partners Korean Air and China Eastern respectively, JAL will soon offer its customers up to 22 daily flights a day from Haneda, encompassing 11 cities around the world.
As part of its codeshare agreement with American Airlines, JAL customers can connect easily to six destinations in the United States from JAL’s Haneda-San Francisco flight. The U.S. cities to which JAL will codeshare with American via San Francisco will be Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, New York and Honolulu .
Customers bound for Europe can also travel through Haneda airport by means of JAL’s daily flight to Paris, the only Europe-bound flight from the new terminal. Under an expanded agreement with long-term bilateral partner Air France, passengers can connect easily from JAL’s Haneda-Paris flight to Marseilles and Toulouse (new destinations on JAL’s network map), as well as 12 other European cities.
These are Stockholm, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Lyon, Nice, Munich, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw and Istanbul. Customers will be able to arrive in most of the local cities in France, Germany, Spain or North Europe early in the day just before noon. JAL will continue to operate a daily flight from Narita Airport to Paris, where customers can also connect on existing codeshare flights with Air France to key points in Europe.
JAL says it will endeavor to support the needs of its customers, in particular business travelers visiting the capital, by maximizing its use of the first-ever round-the-clock airport to open in metropolitan Tokyo. Information on reservations and ticket sales for JAL’s codeshare flights with Cathay Pacific will be advised at a later time, while bookings and ticket purchase for other new codeshare flights will begin on October 1.