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Japan Airlines Expands Codeshare Partnership With India’s Vistara

Japan Airlines announced Friday an expansion of their codeshare partnership with Indian carrier Vistara which will expand travel options between Japan and India. The codeshared routes include JAL’s flights between Tokyo, Delhi and Bengaluru and other connecting flights.

Vistara Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Airbus

Today, Japan Airlines (JAL) announced an expanded codeshare relationship with Vistara of India. From March 15, 2020, customers of both airlines will enjoy additional options when traveling between Japan and India. Codeshare service will be available on JAL’s international routes between Tokyo, Delhi and Bengaluru as well as on connections to major cities on the routes of both carriers. The agreement provides 13 new Indian destinations on JAL’s international route network including Goa and Amritsar, while Vistara will add Sapporo, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka to their network. In Friday’s announcement, Japan Airlines’ Executive Officer for International Relations and Alliances, Hideki Oshima said,

JAL-Vistara Codeshare Routes - Courtesy Japan Airlines

“The travel demand from India to Japan has more than doubled over the past decade, making this a key market for Japan Airlines. By strengthening our partnership with Vistara, we will provide an international network that better matches the actual needs of our mutual customers.”

Also commenting on the codeshare expansion, Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer, Vinod Kannan added,

JAL Announces Expanded Codeshare With Vistara - Courtesy Japan Airlines

“We’re thrilled to have further deepened our relationship with Japan Airlines with this expanded codeshare agreement. Japan is a strong market for business and leisure travelers from India and this partnership will help us offer greater convenience, ease of connection and increased choices to our customers traveling to different cities in Japan. We also look forward to the opportunity of offering Vistara’s award-winning service and India’s only five-star flying experience to even more travelers from Japan and beyond on our Indian domestic flights.”

Tata SIA Airlines Limited (Vistara) is a joint venture between Tata sons Limited and Singapore Airlines (SIA). Vistara is India’s highest rated airline, with top ratings on Skytrax and TripAdvisor as well as a 5-Star rating from APEX. In a short span of just five years, the carrier has distinguished itself for excellence in operations and service delivery. The airline currently operates over 200 daily flights with a fleet of 32 Airbus A320s and seven Boeing 737-800NGs. Rapidly growing Vistara will expand their fleet to more than 50 aircraft over the next three years including the addition of state-of-the art Airbus A321neos and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

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 412 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 carriers in the world.

Source: Japan Airlines


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