Japan Airlines (JAL) is launching a codeshare and frequent-flyer program partnership with Jetstar Japan.
Operating unde the ‘GK’ flight code, Jetstar Japan is a joint venture among Japan Airlines, the Qantas Group, Mitsubishi Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation.
Reservations, sales and JAL mileage redemption of flights operated by Jetstar Japan will begin on February 27, for departures from March 6, 2013.
JAL, which started codesharing with Qantas Group carrier Jetstar in 2007 on routes between Japan and Australia, will codeshare with Jetstar Japan on all of the latter carrier’s domestic flights for customers connecting to and from JAL’s international services at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, Osaka Kansai International Airport and Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport.
Customers will be able to create a single itinerary with international and domestic flights with the ‘JL’ code, the flights operated respectively by JAL and Jetstar Japan. This will provide a network with a wider choice of flights and timings, as well as faster transfers for customers, according to Japan Airlines.
JAL Mileage Bank members will soon be able to use their accrued mileage points to redeem tickets on Jetstar Japan flights. Jetstar Japan will be the 17th airline with which JAL has such an arrangement.
For more details on eligible routes and required mileage for redemption, visit www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/info/gk.