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Japan Airlines Announces a New Joint Business Agreement With Malaysia Airlines

On Thursday, Japan Airlines announced a new joint business structure with Malaysia Airlines for 2020. The agreement will allow the carriers to codeshare on flights between Japan and Malaysia, giving customers of both airlines access to expanded route networks.


Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Boeing

Japan Airlines announced on Thursday a new joint business partnership with Malaysia Airlines. The agreement follows a decision by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) granting an exemption to Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for antitrust immunity. The new partnership will open the networks of both airlines to their respective customers, resulting in more frequencies, better connections and expanded frequent flyer benefits. In Thursday’s announcement, Japan Airlines’ President, Yuji Akasaka said,


“We would like to thank the regulators for approving our ATI application with Malaysia Airlines. We anticipate launching this joint business relationship in 2020 to provide additional travel benefits for our mutual customers.”


Also commenting on today’s new joint business agreement, Malaysia Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer, Captain Izham Ismail added,


“We are excited for the opportunities the Joint Business provides for both airlines. We are confident that with this partnership, we will be able to deliver important benefits to our customers and to grow the business between our countries. We thank MAVCOM for their extensive review and trust in both Malaysia and Japan Airlines.”


Malaysia Airlines is the national airline of Malaysia and since 2015 has been owned and operated by the Malaysia Airlines Berhad, a unit of the Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG). The airline serves up to 40,000 customers daily offering 1,000 destinations to more than 150 countries and access to over 650 airport lounges worldwide. Along with their codeshare partners, Japan Airlines serves 405 airports in 66 countries with a modern fleet of 235 aircraft. Founded in 1951, the airline is known for its punctuality and unmatched customer experience. Japan Airlines has been certified by Skytrax as a '5-Star Airline' and is one of the most valued and preferred carriers in the world.



Source: Japan Airlines