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Japan Airlines and Aeroflot Announce New Codeshare Agreement

Updated: Feb 12, 2020

Japan Airlines and Aeroflot announced a new codeshare agreement on Monday that will provide more connectivity between Japan and Russia. From March 29, 2020 travelers between Tokyo-Haneda and Moscow-Sheremetyevo will enjoy seamless domestic transfers.

JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Japan Airlines

On Monday, Japan Airlines (JAL) announced a new codeshare agreement with Aeroflot which will provide customers of both airlines seamless domestic connections when traveling between Tokyo-Haneda and Moscow-Sheremetyevo. As part of the agreement, which commences on March 29, 2020, both carriers will operate daily service between Tokyo (HND) and Moscow (SVO). Japan airlines will place their “JL” code on 10 popular Russian routes operated by Aeroflot, while Aeroflot will place their “SU” code on 10 major Japanese routes operated by JAL. In the future, the carriers plan on expanding the codeshare to include Aeroflot’s new route between Osaka (KIX) and Moscow (SVO) which will begin June 2020.

New JAL and Aeroflot Codeshare Routes - Courtesy JAL

Founded in 1951, Japan Airlines became the country’s first international carrier. The airline is a member of the oneworld® alliance and along with their codeshare partners, serves over 411 destinations in over 60 countries. The award-winning carrier operates a modern fleet of 241 aircraft and is a certified “5-Star Airline” by Skytrax. Japan Airlines is known for their punctuality and is committed to providing guests with the highest levels of quality in every aspect of their service. The carrier aims to become one of the most valued and preferred airlines in the world.

Aeroflot is the award-winning flag carrier of Russia and a member of the SkyTeam® global alliance. The carrier serves 149 destinations in 53 countries with a fleet of 249 aircraft. The airline’s fleet is the youngest in the world for any carrier with over 100 aircraft. Aeroflot carried 37.2M passengers in 2019 on their flagship brand flights and a total of 60.7M passengers when all Aeroflot Group subsidiaries are included. The carrier holds a four start rating with Skytrax and was named ‘Best Airline in Eastern Europe” by Skytrax for the eighth time in 2019. Aeroflot has also received a five star rating from APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) and has been awarded five stars for punctuality by UK global travel data provider OAG.

Source(s): Japan Airlines, Aeroflot


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