Japan Airlines have announced that they have agreed to increase codeshare flights between both carriers on Japan and Hong Kong Routes. The new code share services are planned to come into effect from 31 October 2010 subject to government approval. The full media release from Japan Airlines can be read below: Japan Airlines Increases Codeshare Flights with Cathay Pacific Airways Tokyo, September 17, 2010: Japan Airlines (JAL) and Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), both members of the quality airline alliance oneworld(R), have entered into an agreement to expand their codeshare partnership, subject to government approval, to include all flights operated by both carriers between Japan and Hong Kong from this fall. At present, JAL places its ‘JL’ flight indicator on three daily CX-operated flights that connect Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka with Hong Kong. From October 31, 2010 however, in addition to codesharing on the newly-established Hong Kong = Haneda flights, both airlines will also begin to market each other’s flights linking Hong Kong with Narita and Sapporo, increasing the number of codeshare flights to 2 per day operated by JAL, and 16 per day operated by CX. Commenting on the strengthened relationship between the two oneworld carriers, Japan AirlinesPresident and Chief Operating Officer Masaru Onishi said: “This is a favorable and appropriate time for us to extend our codeshare agreement. I am certain this development in our alliance will complement the convenience of flying to and from Haneda Airport, and oneworld customers in this region of growth will have more travel solutions than ever before as they continue to enjoy the high standards of both of our services.” Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Tony Tyler said: “Japan Airlines is one of our long-term code-share partners and we are pleased we are able to expand our cooperation with them in one of our major markets in Asia.” “This new agreement comes at a perfect time as we will be operating a twice-daily service to Haneda and increasing frequencies to Tokyo to seven daily from 31 October. The code-share flights with Japan Airlines will provide customers with even more choice,” said Cathay Pacific Director Sales and Marketing Rupert Hogg. Commencement of reservations and ticket purchase of the new codeshare flights will be announced as soon as it is decided. Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific will continue to explore possible codeshare arrangements beyond their Japan=Hong Kong routes so that they may further enhance the convenience and travel options of oneworld customers in Asia in the near future. Schedule of codeshare flights from October 31, 2010 Flight Route Dep.Time Arr.Time Days of Operation Carrier Remarks JL027/CX6321 Haneda – Hong Kong 10:00 14:15 Daily JL Daytime departure from October 31 JL7031/CX543 Haneda – Hong Kong 10:45 15:00 Daily CX New operations JL7039/CX549 Haneda – Hong Kong 16:25 20:40 Daily CX New operations JL7030/CX548 Hong Kong – Haneda 08:30 13:25 Daily CX New operations JL028/CX6320 Hong Kong – Haneda 15:45 20:25 Daily JL Daytime departure from […]
Japan Airlines has just announced that they have adjusted flight frequency and fleet plans for winter 2010, which includes cutting services on its international network, domestically it will increase services from Haneda into 5 of Japans regions. JAL Group has also announced the release of its first fully flat reclining seat the JAL Suite on services between Narita and Jakarta . Finally JAL group will launch a new subsidiary airline named JALways that will operate under the JO airline code, and Japan Airlines will unify its flight code with the new JALways subsidiary with a new airline code of JL. The full media release from JAL Group can be read below: JAL Group Adjusts Flight Frequency and Fleet Plans for 2010 Winter Schedule – Matching supply with demand for improved convenience and profitability – Tokyo, August 20, 2010: The JAL Group (JAL) announced today, revisions made to a part of its route, flight frequency and fleet plan for the winter schedule of fiscal year 2010 based on plans announced on April 28, 2010 which was formulated to achieve a swift revitalization. Adjustments were made mainly to the flight frequency on select routes and aircraft downsizing measures to more accurately suit demand and thereby improve customer convenience as well as profitability. On its international network, JAL has been downsizing aircraft where appropriate and also responding keenly to demand. JAL will schedule for the first time, its latest fully-reclining first class seat – JAL SUITE, on the route between Tokyo (Narita) and Jakarta from October 31 this year. Also, from December 1, flights operated by JAL Group subsidiary airline JALways which carry the code “JO”, and flights operated by main carrier Japan Airlines International (JALI), will be unified to improve operational efficiency and all flight numbers by both operators will be marked with “JL” – the flight code of JALI from then on. Domestically, with the expansion of take-off and landing slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport afforded by the completion of the fourth runway, JAL will increase the number of daily flights between Haneda and 5 local regions in Japan. International Flight Frequency Increase Route Details Date Effective Days of Operation Narita = New Delhi Increase from 3 to 4 weekly roundtrip flights Oct 31, 2010 Tu, Th (New), Fr, Su International Flight Frequency Decrease Route Details Date Effective Days of Operation Narita = Moscow Decrease from 3 to 2 weekly roundtrip flights Oct 31, 2010 Mo, Sa (Removed Th flight) Aircraft Change on International Routes Route Current Aircraft Aircraft after change Date Effective Remarks Narita = Jakarta 777-200ER 777-300ER Oct 31, 2010 Installed with first class: JAL SUITE Narita = Seoul (Incheon) 777-300ER 767-300ER Oct 31, 2010 JL959 / 950 Narita = Honolulu 747-400 767-300ER Mar 1, 2011 JL076 / 075 Narita = Singapore 777-200ER 767-300ER Oct 31, 2010 JL719/712 Nagoya (Chubu) = Tianjin 767-300ER 737-800 Oct 1, 2010 International Schedule change Route Details Date […]
Japan Airlines in Australia has announced that for a limited period it is offering Australian registered Japan Airlines Mileage Bank members an additional 10Kg of checked baggage. This limited campaign will apply to the following travel and registration periods: Flights departing 1 July 2010 to 30 September 2010 Campaign registration 28 June 2010 to 27 September 2010 To be eligible for this promotion passengers must meet these campaign requirements: Be an Australian registered Japan Mileage Bank Member Have Purchased and adult one-way or return ticket from Australia to Japan (Tickets to destinations other than Japan are exclude from this campaign) Have the ticket issued in Australia Have the ticket issued on a JAL ticket number (Beginning 131) Register for this campaign 3 days before departure The following are not eligible: Japan Airlines Mileage Bank (JMB) and other airline award tickets Group fares Child and infant fares Tickets issues outside Australia Ticket issued on another airlines ticket number Flights operated by another Carrier (e.g. Australian domestic flights) Please speak to your Australian local travel agent to take advantage of this campaign, and for more information and to register for this campaign refer to the following website http://www.au.jal.com Or call 1300 525 287
Japan Airlines is to be the first airline to conduct a demonstration flight using a sustainable biofuel refined from the energy crop, camelina. It will use a blend of half traditional kerosene and half biofuel on one of the four Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines on a Boeing 747-300 on a special flight from Tokyo Haneda on 30 January. The biofuel will be a mixture of from camelina (84 per cent), jatropha (less than 16 per cent) and algae (less than 1 per cent).