Oneworld alliance members Japan Airlines (JAL) and S7 Airlines are beginning codesharing with each other on January 30.
Japan Airlines operates a non-stop service three times a week between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport. However, JAL is expanding its Russia network by codesharing on S7 Airlines’ non-stop flights linking Narita with the two Russian cities of Khabarovsk and Vladivostok.
S7 Airlines will begin codesharing on JAL-operated flights between Narita and key Japanese domestic destinations on February 15.
Reservations and ticket sales for the codeshare flights will start on January 29.
S7 Airlines is one of Russia’s largest carriers. With its main hub at Moscow Domodedovo and a fleet of Airbus A320, A319, Boeing 737-800 and 737-400 aircraft, S7 operates regular services to Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
The Russian carrier directly serves more than 80 cities in 20 countries, including 45 destinations within its vast home country.
JAL and S7 already operate a reciprocal frequent-flyer program mileage agreement.
Now Japan Airlines will list S7 Airlines’ flight S7 567 from Khabarovsk to Tokyo Narita, which operates on Mondays, as JL 7096 in its reservations system. The flight departs Khabarovsk Novy Airport (IATA code KHV) at 12:45 p.m. local time and reaches Narita International Airport (NRT) at 1:25 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, JAL will list flight S7 586 as JL 7097. This flight leaves NRT at 2:45 p.m. and reaches KHV at 7:00 p.m. local time.
JAL will list S7 Airlines’ flight S7 565 between Vladivostok and Tokyo Narita as JL7098. This flight, which operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays, departs Vladivostok International Airport (VVO) at 1:00 p.m. and lands at NRT at 1:25 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, JAL will list flight S7 566 as JL 7099. This flight leaves NRT at 2:25 p.m. and touches down at VVO at 6:55 p.m. local time.